Secondary School Shows

We offer the following shows for secondary schools. Every one of our shows is purpose built to support the school curriculum and to advance students’ learning objectives.

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Music to your Ears

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This fun show explores the basics of sound and noise, and how we can use technology to bring a new dimension to music!



Engineering for Life – From Cradle to Grave

From ultrasound machines to nappies, cars and replacement hip-joints, engineering affects all parts of our lives – from before we are born until after we die. This demonstration-filled live show will reveal how engineering improves the quality of our lives.

Beyond the Rainbow – The Invisible World

Take a journey beyond the rainbow in this whistle-stop tour of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Maths Apps

Also produced in collaboration with WIMCS, Mathsapps shows how maths is involved in more careers than you might think!

Bloodhound Supersonic Car

The mission: to build a car capable of travelling at over 1000mph and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. What are the challenges in building a vehicle that travels faster then a speeding bullet?

Science Sleuths

Explore the science and technology used by crime-fighting sleuths, and solve a crime live in this exciting interactive show! The culprit might be closer than you think!

I’ve got your Number

Produced in collaboration with Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, I’ve Got Your Number is a quiz show with a difference.  Join in and help us dish the dirt on dodgy data!

Sound at the Extremes

Why do men have lower voices than women? What is the worst sound in the world? Can a whale kill a fish using only a bubble?  Join us as we journey from one extreme to the other, from high sounds to low sounds, loud to quiet, nice to nasty!

It’s Only Water!… Or is it?

It’s Only Water!… Or is it? is an exciting, interactive science show that explores all the amazing properties of water. The show will be brought to you in the form of a trick and quiz show that involves students and teachers.

Science of Sport

This exciting and interactive show uses lots of audience involvement to make you think about the Olympics as you never have before. Be prepared to limber up and join in for this show with lots of audience interaction.

A Rough Guide to Engineering

What is Engineering? Where can you find it? Come on a journey around the world and find out all about what engineers do, and how they do it!

What people say about us

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    • “It was an amazing experience, and all the experiments were informative and exciting. It is an event we will never forget”
      Year 7 Student, Stanchester Academy
    • ‘science made simple have always been a pleasure to work with – not only when they’re presenting amazing science shows for our family audiences, but through training our own staff on their journey to becoming excellent science communicators.’
      Liz Smallman, Head of Learning , Eureka
    • “You had an attentive and appreciative audience, quite an achievement when you consider that there were eight hundred 14-16 year olds in the auditorium”
      R. Newby, The Training Partnership
    • “Both the staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching the shows and taking part; it was a very welcome addition to our Science Day which provided and opportunity to present science to the children in an exciting way.”
      Thomas Jolyffe Primary School
    • “This was the best show. Amazing story! Heartfelt, emotional but furthermore very informative and I found a lot out!”
      Visitor, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “We had around 2700 visitors. 98% of visitors rated the event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. Your session was also named by a number of guests as their ‘highlight’ of the festival”
      J. Heaton-Marriott, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “We would like to thank you for a fantastic morning of science. We like the way you included us in your presentation and experiments and gave us an insight in science throughout our life”
      Students at Carshalton High School for Girls
    • “The show was organised, professional and creative. Many thanks for your hard work and commitment.”
      J. Ford, Barry Comprehensive
    • “The students loved every minute of it.  The shows were incredibly well put together, resourced and performed and it is a testament to Zoë for the hard work she puts into the prep work and the performance on the day”
      Sevenoaks School
    • “Your contribution has drawn extremely positive comments from all sections of the school community – pupils and staff, parents, governors and others”
      K. Geary, Marlwood School, Bristol
    • “There is no doubt at all that you made a big impact on the pupils, on the parents and indeed on all those who were privileged to be present”
      R. Court, Birkdale School, Sheffield
    • “Zoe was very pleasant, enthusiastic and engaged the children throughout each show. A very enjoyable day, everyone commented on Zoe’s enthusiasm”
      Uplands Junior School
    • “Loved how much the children were involved, and the enthusiasm of Zoë – amazing”
      Thomas’s Clapham, London
    • “David was very clever, funny and kept the children engaged.”
      Cross Gates Primary School
    • “We all thoroughly enjoyed the two different shows that you put on for us! The children were all talk about them the following day! The teachers were too!”
      Mary Mother of Hope School, Dublin