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A collection of previous science made simple newsletters, detailing what we’ve been up to and what projects we have been involved in. If you would like to receive the latest newsletter to your inbox once a month, you can subscribe here!

March 2018

Free Augmented Reality Storybook & App, and lots of exciting Science Week News

February 2018

This month it’s about getting ready for British Science Week! Grants you can apply for, activities you can do with your pupils or kids, and of course we had to mention Wendy’s trip to the queen in her specially created sound wave dress!

January 2018

Can you use poo to generate power? The most impressive feats of engineering using Lego, and a Step by Step guide showing you how to make a giant flower collage. Also, we have available Welsh Language shows and an exciting engineering project for deaf and hearing audiences!

December 2017

Great Christmas blogs and a video trailer for our brand new Exploring Mars show!

November 2017

Celebrate Becky’s 12 year work anniversary as well as finding out how to make your own paint.

October 2017

Book now for English and Welsh language shows for British Science week, check out some spooky Halloween science, and find out more about our fantastic new KS4 Physics show!

September 2017

Learn how to power your muscles and why birds don’t get electrocuted on power lines! All in this months newsletter!!

August 2017

It’s the summer holidays and we’ve been performing at lots of different festivals and events. Also, we say Goodbye to James and you can learn how to make a Stress ball.

July 2017

Watch all the amazing videos from our 15th birthday competition finalists, meet our newest little smser, and learn how to always win when counting sweets in a jar!

June 2017

Our founding director Wendy Sadler awarded an MBE, How to make a Giant flower diagram and dinosaur science blogs.

May 2017

Enter our brand new science video competition: Making Science Simple, watch our latest inspirational STEM careers videos for KS2 students, and find out if there could really be a ‘living planet’.

April 2017

Have a go at some eggsperiments this Easter holiday, find out about our exciting new project working with deaf audiences, and discover where we’ve been training people in science communication!

March 2017

Download our latest free Space app, learn science demo’s you can do at home and find out what’s been keeping us busy this British Science Week.

February 2017

Try out our Valentines day themed science demo, celebrate girls in engineering day, and find out the science behind ultrasound in pregnancy.

January 2017

Free demo worksheets for our subscribers, discover our most viewed articles and videos of 2017, and find out how many fruit and nut bars would you need to eat to get your 5 a day.

December 2016

What makes the perfect Christmas song? Find out how far the science made simple team swam for CALM, our stats for 2016, and celebrating Becca and Rhys receiving their LAMDA Gold Medal with distinction. 

November 2016

Find out what happened when Emma met Tim Peake, check your eligibility for British Science Week grants, see if our science pun makes you laugh or groan, and, trick your friends using science!

October 2016

science made simple swims for CALM, discover how the human heart works, and find out about the science of ballet. Watch some Roald Dahl inspired science, and find out where we’ve been in Europe.

September 2016

How to stay safe online with ‘cyber made simple‘ and vlogging workshops with ‘Achieve’ students. Celebrating our highest ever audience numbers and our busiest presenter, Emma Wride.

August 2016

Discover James’ award winning radio show, how you can spot a Perseid meteor and how you can transform your mobile phone into a Virtual Reality device.

July 2016

Find out how to bend it like Bale and have a go at the Magnus Effect at home. Do you know science fact from science fiction when it comes to Star Trek? James explains why you should check your poop.

June 2016

Meet Parker, our intern from Canada, and watch him defy gravity with a slinky. Our director Wendy Sadler takes a look at the positive impact of male role models, and find out what we got up to at Cheltenham Science Festival.

May 2016

Ever wondered at the science behind your favourite Disney movies? Access discounted Science of Sport shows in time for the Olympics, and watch an interview with Astronomer Robert Kennicutt. 

April 2016

Our BBC Bitesize resources are live! See the latest experiments you can do at home, from the ‘little SMSers’, watch us in the Hong Kong news and find out what we did in National Science and Engineering Week. 

Spring Term 2016

Introducing ‘space made simple‘, a brand new staff member starts with a bang, and science made simple travel across the globe to Hong Kong, Malta and Ireland.

December 2015

Christmas science experiments, launch of our Milton Keynes office, and filming for BBC Bitesize. Make your own ‘chemistree’ Christmas Science competition.

Autumn Term 2015

Announcing a brand new office in Milton Keynes, science made simple are announced as winners of the Leadership Award, and baking science cakes for charity. Our presenters travel the globe – Indonesia, Poland, China and Kazakhstan!

Summer Term 2015

Director Wendy nominated for prestigious Leadership Award, watch David put a mobile phone inside a balloon, and find out why birds sing in the spring. Discover how the science made simple team fared during Science Week, and the prestigious venues we presented in. 

Spring Term 2015

Maths show success, David goes stateside to spread his science busking knowledge, and science made simple presenter Leanne completes her PhD in Volcanology. Read her latest blog on the ‘choc’ rock cycle, and access the brand new science made simple showreel.

Autumn Term 2014

Brand new presenters, brand new shows. The Experimentrics go on tour in Wales, and the science made simple team present at Gravity Fields Festival and Ludlow Food Festival. Director Wendy Sadler reveals the science behind the extreme Ice Bucket Challenge, and, find out how touch screen devices work.

Summer Term 2014

Princes Trust XL Club project with Bedwas School, launch of The Experimentrics theatre show, science busking success with David Price, festival performances by science made simple in May, entering the over-ambitious demo competition.

Spring Term 2014

Madlab soldering workshop bursaries available in Wales, David Price wins LOtc Award, Becky and Wendy take part in Ignite Cardiff 2013, Abu Dhabi science festival training, Madlab at Irish science week in County Mayo,  Away Day programme with The Simpletons and new valentines day show, science communication eBook co-written by science made simple presenters, Demo Day competition 2014,.

Autumn Term 2013

David nominated for LOtC award, teachers wanted for focus groups, interview with Professor Jim Al-Khalili, science made simple at Cardiff Science Festival 2013, The Simpletons perform at Porters in Cardiff, Visualise at Bremen Science Festival, David Price and the Three Busketeers at Ecsite conference, Becky at the Green Man festival.

Summer Term 2013

Tour dates for Autumn 2013, IET external evalaution report, Wetlands busking in Bristol, Abby begins as a new presenter with science made simple, Wendy and Rosie perform at Pythagorean Cabaret, Becky speaks at Science Showoff in Bristol, Simon and Zoe visit a science communication conference in Germany, science made simple celebrates it’s tenth birthday!

Spring Term 2013

New ‘What’s Going on in his Head?’ show launched with James Piercy, Ruth presents the ‘Science of Sound’ at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Ezzy filmed for Channel 4 documentary, David presents at Big Bang London, Maths Apps resources now available online.

Special Birthday Offer, February 2013

10% discount for all previous customers in 2013, to celebrate 10 years of science made simple promoting science!

Spring Term 2012

Launch of Wetlands Busking to celebrate World Wetlands Day, 2012 tour dates, Wendy Sadler features on ITV’s The Alan Titschmarsh Show and presents science demonstrations.