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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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How to fight stress in the lead up to your GCSEs

This article is written by guest blogger Gemma Lee. At science made simple we welcome content from external writers who want to share their love of science with a wider audience! ________________________________________________________________________ Exam time is surely one of the most stressful

Posted in Biology, Exploring Science

Why is wasabi so hot?

by Wendy Sadler A mouth-watering piece of fresh salmon sat smothered in green wasabi. You taste it and suddenly your head starts to itch and your sinuses go berserk. It’s an incredible zingy, fresh feeling but why on earth should

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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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Posted in Biology, Engineering, Exploring Science, Technology

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