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Engineering World War I: How do tanks drive?

by Simon Jones This year marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I so we’ve decide to look into some of the engineering advances developed during warfare.  We’ll also think about how these advances help us day to

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Posted in Engineering, Physics

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