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Why is alcohol fizzy?

By Peri Jones  Beer, cider, sparkling wine…what do these have in common, except for being alcoholic? They also contain bubbles! It causes them to pop when opening a bottle, they have a “fizzy” taste on your tongue, and they might

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Posted in Chemistry, Physics

Can you use poo to generate power?

By Rhys L Griffiths and Peri Jones Everybody poops. In fact the human race produces over 1,000,000 tonnes of the stuff every day. With fossils fuels running out and concerns growing over the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, could

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Technology

Fussing Over Fusion

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 Chemistry, Curriculum, Exploring Science, Physics

“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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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Exploring Science, Primary

Rainbow Activity 2: Rainbow Pathway

By Farhin Begum Welcome to the second blog in this rainbow series! You’ll only need some bits you can find around your house – but it’s very messy so please go outside to have a go! Use a slightly sloping

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Exploring Science, Primary

Volcanoes… To ooze or to boom?

By Leanne Gunn Volcanoes come in lots of shapes and sizes. It is all down to the style of the eruptions that they produce. Some have steep slopes and erupt with big explosions, throwing vast quantities of rock and ash high

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Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, Geology

What do people think about chemistry?

By James Piercy Recently the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) published the results of a large survey of the public’s perception of chemistry. The project was delivered by market research company TNS BRMB and involved interviews with over 2000 people

Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, Science Communication

O Chemistree, O Chemistree!

By Becca Smithers Here at science made simple we are big fans of chemistrees in this festive season. Chemistrees are Christmas trees made out of chemistry! Here are some great examples that you can make out of clamp stands, flasks, and

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry

Is hydrogen peroxide harmful to your hair?

 by Zoë Gamble Throughout history, people (especially women!) have attempted to change the colour of their hair. There is even evidence suggesting that the Ancient Egyptians used a dye to alter the colour of their locks. Fashionable hair colours have

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Depression – the inside story

by Dale Knight Here at science made simple, we love sharing our passion for science, and helping others who wish to do the same! This blog post is written by fellow science communicator and blogger Dale Knight. Dale has a

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Posted in Biology, Chemistry