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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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Posted in Activity, Curriculum, Engineering, Exploring Science, Primary, Technology

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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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

Exploring light and shadows

by Wendy Sadler Now the days are getting longer and the rain is finally coming less often (unless you live in Cardiff of course!) we like any opportunity to get outside and work in the sunshine*. This is a great

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Growing towards the sun!

By Abigail Read This blogpost looks at different flowering plant and tree components and what they do, focussing on the different parts of the plant and how they are involved in plants growing.  We also look at an experiment to to

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Clucking cups, singing string and making music!

 by Becky Holmes Do you like listening to music?  Is it sometimes so great you just want it louder?  We’re going to look at sound, vibration and amplification and how they link into the Key Stage 2 Science curriculum with

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St David’s Day daffodil science

Turn your daffodils red for St David’s Day! Happy St David’s Day! You can’t beat the cheery yellow face of the daffodils popping up all over the place – or can you? We often associate red with Wales, so could

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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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