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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Human switches and musical bananas – secrets of conductivity

Creative conductivity ideas for Key stage 2 Electricity can seem a bit like magic, especially to younger children. You can’t really see it, there are just these holes in the wall where it comes out and does lots of useful

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Cool chemistry or Hot stuff?

By Rosie Coates We often think of chemistry as being full of explosions but some very useful chemistry happens when reactions get cool. In this post we share a classic endothermic reaction, then show how you can take it one

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry

Our favourite demos: Demo Day

by science made simple We hope that you are enjoying National Science and Engineering week! We have all been on the road performing STEM shows to schools across the country, and even Hong Kong but we couldn’t let today (Demo Day) pass

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Can you save a falling object?

by David Price Life in the land of cartoons   If you’ve ever seen a cartoon you’ll know this law of cartoon science: The time required for an object to fall twenty stories is greater than or equal to the

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Clucking cups, singing string and making music!

 by Becky Holmes Do you like listening to music?  Is it sometimes so great you just want it louder?  We’re going to look at sound, vibration and amplification and how they link into the Key Stage 2 Science curriculum with

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What is money made of? Chemistry!

by Rosie Coates What is in your wallet?  Some coins perhaps and maybe some paper money if you’re lucky! You also have a whole load of chemistry. Your ‘coppers’ aren’t copper, nor is your ‘silver’ money silver. 1p and 2p pieces

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Engineering World War I: How do tanks drive?

by Simon Jones This year marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I so we’ve decide to look into some of the engineering advances developed during warfare.  We’ll also think about how these advances help us day to

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