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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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The Chemist’s Art

by Rosie Coates As the summer holidays approach you may be thinking about using your last few lessons with students this year to extend their view of chemistry beyond the curriculum, you may even (possibly) be thinking towards September and

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Exothermic and Endothermic reactions

Here at science made simple we are keen to inspire not only the next generation of scientists but also the next generation of science communicators. Supporting work experience students each year is an important part of what we do.  Our work experience

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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

Let’s do a… Volcano Experiment!

By Becky Holmes This post is brought to you by the littler members of the science made simple crew (aka Zach, 5 and Lexi,3) sharing their half term science adventures. We made a model of a volcano complete with an

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Posted in Activity, Geology, Primary

The science behind a balanced diet

by Zoë Gamble If you eat too much, you’ll get fat. Too little, and you’ll get thin. Simple!    …or is it? Having a healthy diet doesn’t just depend on the amount of food you eat. Our bodies require a mix of

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Mass, Moles and Measuring

by Rosie Coates “Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme.” “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.” This is the law taught to French students routinely and paraphrased from Antoine Lavoisier’s “Traité Élémentaire de Chimie“.

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