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Can Physics Repair My Ping Pong Ball?

By Matthew Allen Often when trying to solve a hard scientific problem, I sit down with a hot cup of tea to help me relax and hopefully solve the problem. However, what if the cup of tea itself was the solution!

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How to Make a Giant Flower Diagram Collage

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends, This is a wonderful and easy activity that the children (and yourself) will enjoy! We will look at what is inside a flower and how we can make our own out of paper, cardboard and

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“I’m Not a Scientist!” – Kitchen Activity 1: Edible Play Dough

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends! I am back with a whole new blog series and we will be looking at kitchen science! We will use different ingredients that you may have lying around in the kitchen and transform them into

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Get creative with coding

At science made simple, we are always eager to have guest bloggers featured on our website. This blog is written by Meirin Evans, who is gaining work experience at Cardiff University’s School of Physics & Astronomy during his summer break

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How to safely view the Mercury Transit

By Natasha Mendes On Monday 9th May 2016 between 12:00 Noon and 7:30pm the transit of Mercury across our Sun will be visible in the UK. Our new science made simple branch in Milton Keynes will be hosting a free

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Teacher Resources: Student Challenges

The IET Coventry and Warwickshire Network has developed the following Challenges In A Box for school teachers to use to assist in educating pupils of various ages. They are free to download and share. From flight to computer programming to

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‘I’m not a Scientist..!’ – Crystals Activity 2: Chocolate Crystal Geode

By Farhin Begum Hello to all you scientists and non scientists! I am so glad you came back for some more crystal action! The last activity I did was an exciting experiment on growing your own Egg Geodes, which sadly

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‘I’m not a Scientist..!’ – Crystals Activity 1: Egg Geode

By Farhin Begum Hello to all you scientists and non scientists! You’re probably wondering why this is entitled ‘I’m not a scientist’ ¬†…working in a science environment, as science made simple’s trusty receptionist with no science background has got me

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Grow & Save

by Farhin Begum Wondering how to prise your children away from the TV and actually get them to do something a bit more fun and interactive with the family over the summer? Then start getting your gardening tools and seeds

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Primary

What is Lightning?

By Wendy Sadler Fersiwn Cymraeg. Today’s blog is all about why we get lightning and then you can try an activity related to lightning for yourself at home. First of all take your hands and place them together. Now, while

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