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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

Science and Space Made Simple at the Mercury Transit

By Matthew Allen On the 9th of May, 2016, a very special event occurred in our Solar System. The planet Mercury passed in between the Earth and the Sun, an event known as the Transit of Mercury. science and space made

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How can we amplify sound?

Amplification in when you make a sound louder. There are lots of ways to amplify sound. In this video, James explores amplification using a music box.   Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to our newsletter for all the

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Musical Straws

You can make instruments out of lots of household objects. How about a straw? Wendy shows you how to make a reed instrument out of a drinking straw in this video.   Sign up for our newsletter Sign up to

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Music experiments with Eleri Sion Show (BBC Radio Wales)

by Wendy Sadler At 3pm on the 17th February, I was on the Eleri Sion show on BBC Radio Wales to demonstrate some simple science experiments you can do with your kids whilst they’re on half-term. They will all make lots

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Glovaphone! Amazing Sound Science!

A musical(?!) instrument from just a straw, rubber glove, loo roll and some sticky tape? Oh yes, let me introduce you to the glovaphone!  To make music we’re going to need a sound wave and to get a sound wave

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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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The Amazing Ear

by Wendy Sadler As a music lover, I guess it’s no surprise that I am going to (ear) wax lyrical about why I think the human ear is one of the most amazing pieces of biology I have ever come

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Science of Sound at Birmingham Symphony Hall

By Ruth Perkins On the 26th of June we are back at the incredible Symphony Hall in Birmingham for our Science of Sound show. This upper Key Stage 2 show is a brilliant way to discover the world class acoustics

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