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Will we ever run out of water?

What did you do first when you got up this morning? Perhaps you put on the kettle, or jumped into a hot steamy shower? However you like to start your day, it won’t have been long before it involved water.

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Posted in Exploring Science, Geology

What is an invasive species?

by guest blogger Owen Leigh If you live in the UK, you’ve probably heard someone call grey squirrels an invasive species. Who hasn’t heard the story of how grey squirrels hopped over from North America and sent Britain’s native red

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

The science of…ghosts?

by Simon Jones G-G-Ghosts? Wait, what, science?! Well, there have been some explanations put forward for why certain places feel haunted, and why people are more likely to witness paranormal sightings in such areas. The underground vaults at Edinburgh Castle

Posted in Exploring Science, Physics

Are reflexes really that rapid?

written by Nia Davies, Science Made Simple work experience student Have you ever jumped away from something hot, blinked in a bright light, or blushed with embarrassment? We don’t decide to do these things, they just happen without us thinking! So

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Posted in Biology, Curriculum, Exploring Science

Why is it so Windy Outside?

By Naomi Dinmore (Intern for SMS) It’s one of those days. Things are flying away, birds are loopier than usual and there’s no point even trying to have a conversation outside (because of the utter howling in your ears). Isn’t that annoying? The

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3 ways to get your fidget spinner to spin longer

By Wendy Sadler You’d have to be living under a rock to have avoided the craze of the fidget spinner. It’s the craze that has taken playgrounds by storm, and if you haven’t tried one, you’ll find they are surprisingly

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Posted in Activity, Exploring Science, Physics

How to Make a Giant Flower Diagram Collage

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends, This is a wonderful and easy activity that the children (and yourself) will enjoy! We will look at what is inside a flower and how we can make our own out of paper, cardboard and

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Posted in Activity, Biology, Exploring Science, Primary

Why do I sleep better when camping?

by Wendy Sadler I’m three nights back from a camping trip near the sea. My comfy bed, a warm quilt, no risk of being rained on – you’d think I’d be luxuriating in some good sleep… But no. I have

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science, Physics

What is a Brocken Spectre?

By Becca Smithers One very misty morning I went for a walk with family up Maiden Castle in Dorset. The sun was quite high in the sky, but the mist hung around the bottom of this Iron Age hill fort,

Posted in Exploring Science, Physics

How NASA Has Improved Your Home & Lifestyle

Whilst looking to the stars and researching new technologies, the work done by NASA has actually benefited our everyday lives more than you might think! Find out below some of the things we can thank NASA for. This content has

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Posted in Exploring Science, Space