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The Science of Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Seeing a positive result on a pregnancy test for the first time was a moment I’ll always remember. Like other mums-to-be I’m sure, I began wondering whether my baby was healthy, and started looking forward to having a scan so

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Posted in Biology, Engineering, Exploring Science, Technology

Strengthening Muscle

By Becca Smithers What are muscles? There are three types of muscle in the human body: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. This blog will focus on skeletal muscle, to find out more about smooth and cardiac muscle, read Zoë‘s blog here.

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

How many fruit and nut chocolate bars for my five a day?

By Natasha Mendes Mmm chocolate! Fruit and nut chocolate bars, a hot drink enjoyed by the fire… There is something about these cold, dark winter months that encourage me to overindulge. It can’t be all bad for me, right? One

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

Microorganisms: making our food delicious!

By Becca Smithers Lots of our food and drink are produced with the help of microorganisms! These bacteria and fungi break down sugars in food and drink and convert them to acids, gases, or alcohols. This process is called fermentation.

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Donkeys.

By Rhys L Griffiths A few weeks ago, we at science made simple decided to celebrate Donkey Fact Friday. We posted donkey facts on our Facebook page throughout the day so people could learn what wonderful and fascinating creatures donkeys

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Posted in Biology

How does the heart work?

By Zoë Gamble Something I’ll never forget is doing human dissection in my second year of university. Walking into the dissection room for the first time, we were confronted with six bodies on six metal tables, and a very distinctive smell.

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World Ballet Day – The science of ballet

By Zoë Gamble Ballet and science – my two favourite things! As well as being a full-time presenter for science made simple, I also teach ballet.  In honour of World Ballet Day, I decided to merge my favourite things, and

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Blogiau Cymraeg

Yma yn Science Made Simple, rydym wedi ysgrifennu cyfres o flogiau Cymraeg. Felly penderfynon ni grwpio nhw gyda’i gilydd fel nad oes angen i chi edrych yn bell ar gyfer gwyddoniaeth trwy’r Gymraeg.   Rydyn ni’n Science Made Simple, menter gymdeithasol sy’n

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary, Technology

When is a click not a click?

by Wendy Sadler Last week the trackpad on my laptop stopped working. It wouldn’t click and seemed to be stuck down. It was surprising how essential this little piece of technology is to getting anything done, so I went to

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Posted in Biology, Physics, Technology

Anifeiliaid: Cigysyddion, Llysysyddion neu Hollysyddion?

Ysgrifennwyd gan Abigail Read. Cyfieithwyd gan Meirin Evans. English version. Mae pob anifail, os ydynt yn byw yn y gwyllt, mewn caethiwed neu mewn cartrefi, angen un peth… Maen nhw i gyd angen bwyta! Byddem yn edrych ar fathau gwahanol o

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