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Why did dinosaurs become extinct?

By Leanne Gunn From the day dinosaur fossils were first discovered they captured the heart and imagination of children and adults alike. Perhaps this is why discoveries of these massive bones were once thought of as proof of dragons, giants and

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Geology Rocks – The “Choc” Cycle

By Leanne Gunn   To most people a rock is just a rock, nothing noteworthy or special, but to a geologist rocks are puzzle pieces full of evidence about the history of our planet.  This blog post explains the rock cycle and contains a simple activity

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‘I’m not a Scientist..!’ – Crystals Activity 2: Chocolate Crystal Geode

By Farhin Begum Hello to all you scientists and non scientists! I am so glad you came back for some more crystal action! The last activity I did was an exciting experiment on growing your own Egg Geodes, which sadly

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‘I’m not a Scientist..!’ – Crystals Activity 1: Egg Geode

By Farhin Begum Hello to all you scientists and non scientists! You’re probably wondering why this is entitled ‘I’m not a scientist’  …working in a science environment, as science made simple’s trusty receptionist with no science background has got me

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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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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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Elizabeth goes to Russia in search of a meteorite for a film documentary.

By Elizabeth Pearson, an astronomer at Cardiff University and presenter for science made simple. On 15th February 2013 an explosion was heard in the air above Chelyabinsk, Russia, blowing out windows and doors for miles around. It was not, as many

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