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What’s at the bottom of the ocean?

By Leanne Gunn It may seem crazy, but we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the ground beneath our oceans. Yet beneath the sea is a whole underwater landscape with valleys, mountains and even volcanoes. 

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Posted in Geology

Can you use poo to generate power?

By Rhys L Griffiths and Peri Jones Everybody poops. In fact the human race produces over 1,000,000 tonnes of the stuff every day. With fossils fuels running out and concerns growing over the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, could

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Technology

Why do eyebrow hairs stop growing?

by Peri Jones Have you ever wondered why your eyebrow hair is not covering your whole face? It saves time and money on getting it cut, but why does it not grow as long as the hair on your head?

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Posted in Biology

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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Posted in Activity, Biology, Exploring Science, Primary

5 things you probably didn’t know about Donkeys.

By Rhys L Griffiths A few weeks ago, we at science made simple decided to celebrate Donkey Fact Friday. We posted donkey facts on our Facebook page throughout the day so people could learn what wonderful and fascinating creatures donkeys

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Posted in Biology

Different coloured eyes: the beauty of heterochromia

By Becca Smithers Have you ever spotted that some people, cats, dogs, and other animals, have eyes that are different colours? Their left eye may be blue, and their right eye may be brown. How is it possible for an

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Posted in Biology

Looking to Nature for Engineering Inspiration!

By Becca Smithers The natural world is full of incredible feats of engineering honed to near perfection through evolution by natural selection. Humans have the advantage of amazing technology and design so that we can manufacture our own versions of these

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Posted in Biology, Engineering

Seasons – A Primary School Guide

by Abigail Read Across the UK, the sights and smells of summer have approached us! But why has it got warmer here, while in Australia, for example, it’s currently winter? This week we investigate what the seasons are, with a

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Posted in Biology, Primary

Animals: Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?

by Abigail Read Fersiwn Cymraeg. All animals, whether they live in the wild, captivity or our homes, need one thing….. They all need to eat! We’re going to look at the different types of food which different animals eat and

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Primary