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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

Seasons – A Primary School Guide

by Abigail Read Across the UK, the sights and smells of summer have approached us! But why has it got warmer here, while in Australia, for example, it’s currently winter? This week we investigate what the seasons are, with a

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Posted in Biology, Primary

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

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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Growing towards the sun!

By Abigail Read This blogpost looks at different flowering plant and tree components and what they do, focussing on the different parts of the plant and how they are involved in plants growing.  We also look at an experiment to to

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Working scientifically – Alka-Seltzer Rockets!

By Becky Holmes Using the “working scientifically” section of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, the science made simple team are going to scientifically……make an EXPLOSION! If you want to get straight to the explosion, instructions are halfway down this page

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Primary

Human switches and musical bananas – secrets of conductivity

Creative conductivity ideas for Key stage 2 Electricity can seem a bit like magic, especially to younger children. You can’t really see it, there are just these holes in the wall where it comes out and does lots of useful

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Posted in Engineering, Physics, Primary

Clucking cups, singing string and making music!

 by Becky Holmes Do you like listening to music?  Is it sometimes so great you just want it louder?  We’re going to look at sound, vibration and amplification and how they link into the Key Stage 2 Science curriculum with

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St David’s Day daffodil science

Turn your daffodils red for St David’s Day! Happy St David’s Day! You can’t beat the cheery yellow face of the daffodils popping up all over the place – or can you? We often associate red with Wales, so could

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Animals: Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?

by Abigail Read Fersiwn Cymraeg. All animals, whether they live in the wild, captivity or our homes, need one thing….. They all need to eat! We’re going to look at the different types of food which different animals eat and

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