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KS2

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

BBC Bitesize KS2 Science

science made simple presenter Zoë spent a fun week filming with A and O Productions, and working with motion graphics experts Mint Motion to make 7 short films for the BBC Bitesize website. These videos are learning resources for KS2

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Curriculum, News, Primary

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

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

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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Posted in Activity, Physics, Primary

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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Posted in Activity, Biology, Primary

Working scientifically – Alka-Seltzer Rockets!

By Becky Holmes Using the “working scientifically” section of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, the science made simple team are going to scientifically……make an EXPLOSION! If you want to get straight to the explosion, instructions are halfway down this page

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Primary

Human switches and musical bananas – secrets of conductivity

Creative conductivity ideas for Key stage 2 Electricity can seem a bit like magic, especially to younger children. You can’t really see it, there are just these holes in the wall where it comes out and does lots of useful

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Posted in Engineering, Physics, Primary