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Grow & Save

by Farhin Begum Wondering how to prise your children away from the TV and actually get them to do something a bit more fun and interactive with the family over the summer? Then start getting your gardening tools and seeds

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Primary

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

Let’s do a… Volcano Experiment!

By Becky Holmes This post is brought to you by the littler members of the science made simple crew (aka Zach, 5 and Lexi,3) sharing their half term science adventures. We made a model of a volcano complete with an

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Posted in Activity, Geology, Primary

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

Exploring light and shadows

by Wendy Sadler Now the days are getting longer and the rain is finally coming less often (unless you live in Cardiff of course!) we like any opportunity to get outside and work in the sunshine*. This is a great

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Illuminating stuff! Luminescence: Light without heat

Shedding some light To understand this impressive sounding example of light we’re going to need to understand what light is. Light is a form of energy transfer, with different amounts of energy giving different colours.  The light we see is

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Why are aeroplane windows so tiny?

By Simon Jones Why can’t a plane be more like a bus? Here’s a little public transport riddle for you. Why is it that buses have really big windows, but aeroplanes have tiny windows? That’s what I’m going to explore in

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Posted in Activity, Engineering, Physics