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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

Tap Tap Tap – Engineering a Touchscreen Device

By Simon Jones Modern Life is Good Twenty years ago (that’s 1994), people would scarcely be able to imagine that in the near future we would all be armed with small portable devices, capable of transferring sound, images and information

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Posted in Engineering, Technology

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

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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Posted in Activity, Chemistry

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

Journey to the centre of the Earth – creating liquid carbon dioxide

by Rosie Coates In this blogpost we’ll look at what we know about the structure of the Earth, how we know about it and show you how you can make your very own liquid carbon dioxide I’d like to take

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Geology

The science of Sumo wrestling!

Have a look at the sumo wrestling video clip below, what do you see? Hakuho vs Harumafuji Day 15 Sumo Natsu Basho May 2014 from Araibira Sumo Coverage on Vimeo. Two huge guys trying to push each other to the

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Posted in Physics

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

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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Posted in Chemistry