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Travellers guide to physics – how to have a quiet night’s sleep

The quietest hotel in the world? by Wendy Sadler I’m heading out of the UK for a few days as I’ve been invited to share some science made simple experiences with the European Physical Society conference in Belgrade. They’ve asked

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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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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