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3 ways to get your fidget spinner to spin longer

By Wendy Sadler You’d have to be living under a rock to have avoided the craze of the fidget spinner. It’s the craze that has taken playgrounds by storm, and if you haven’t tried one, you’ll find they are surprisingly

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How to make a stress (or fun) ball

by Zach Holmes (8). One of our little smsers, Zach Holmes, is working for us over the summer. Here is his video. He scripted and edited it all himself, explaining how to make a simple stress ball, or as he

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“I’m not a Scientist” – Giant Flower Diagram

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends, This is a wonderful and easy activity that the children (and yourself) will enjoy! We will look at what is inside a flower and how we can make our own out of paper, cardboard and

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Simple science to try at home

science made simple‘s Ruth Perkins has teamed up with Education Begins at Home to bring you these quick and easy science demonstrations you can try at home. Ever wanted super powers? Well, now you can!   1. The power of

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“I’m Not a Scientist!” – Kitchen Activity 1: Edible Play Dough

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends! I am back with a whole new blog series and we will be looking at kitchen science! We will use different ingredients that you may have lying around in the kitchen and transform them into

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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

How to safely view the Mercury Transit

By Natasha Mendes On Monday 9th May 2016 between 12:00 Noon and 7:30pm the transit of Mercury across our Sun will be visible in the UK. Our new science made simple branch in Milton Keynes will be hosting a free

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“I’m Not a Scientist!” – Rainbow Activity 3: Ice Cube Drawing

By Farhin Begum Hello folks! I hope everyone has had an amazing time with  second series on “I’m not a Scientist” blog – rainbow edition! I have one more exciting activity for you and it’s easy to do with things you

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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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‘I’m not a Scientist!’ – Rainbow Activity 2: Chalk Pathway

By Farhin Begum Welcome to the second blog in this series of “I’m not a Scientist!” As we make our journey through the world of science fun and excitement, I have this activity for you that will not let you

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