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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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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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MURFI Rover Trial: UK scientists prepare to drive rovers on Mars

By Leanne Gunn The popularity of science fiction films and books shows us that there is something very exciting about exploring other worlds and planets. For many people this stops at fiction, however, for planetary scientists, like Dr Matthew Balme and

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, Geology, News, Physics, Space

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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“I’m Not a Scientist!” – Kitchen Activity 1: Edible Play Dough

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends! I am back with a whole new blog series and we will be looking at kitchen science! We will use different ingredients that you may have lying around in the kitchen and transform them into

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Posted in Activity, Exploring Science, Maths, Primary

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

Codio creadigol

Yn science made simple, rydym wastad yn edrych am flogwyr o du allan i’r cwmni i ymddangos ar ein gwefan. Ysgrifennwyd y blog yma gan Meirin Evans, sy’n cyflawni profiad gwaith yn Ysgol Ffiseg a Seryddiaeth Prifysgol Caerdydd yn ystod

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Get creative with coding

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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