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Fussing Over Fusion

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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Posted in Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics

Rainbow Activity 1: Balloon Splat

By Farhin Begum   This activity explores impacts! How does the height you drop something from affect the splatter it makes? We use different colour water balloons to create fun splatter patterns in your garden. This can get very messy,

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Posted in Activity, Exploring Science, Physics, 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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Posted in Activity, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary

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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Posted in Activity, Chemistry

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

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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Posted in Activity, Biology

Blue light and our bodies

by Simon Jones This week I want to look at two applications of blue light. One, we talk about regularly in our popular biomedical Engineering for Life show; using blue light as a means of treating the disease jaundice. The other

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Posted in Biology, Engineering, Physics

Cool chemistry or Hot stuff?

By Rosie Coates We often think of chemistry as being full of explosions but some very useful chemistry happens when reactions get cool. In this post we share a classic endothermic reaction, then show how you can take it one

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry

Winter Olympics: Get some energy!

By Zoë Gamble The Winter Olympics have now drawn to a close and we look forward to the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Athletes from around the world have be competing in events such as speed skating, ice hockey, curling

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Posted in Biology

What is Thunder?

Fersiwn Cymraeg. Thunder is the sound that accompanies lightning during a thunderstorm. Sounds simple enough, but why does lightning even make a sound?   Any sound you hear is made up of vibrations. The vibrations travel as a sound wave

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Posted in Activity, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary