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The Real Life Jungle Book

By Rhys L Griffiths Ever since I was a child I have been obsessed with the Jungle Book. Obsessed may seem a little strong but I’m sat here wearing my Jungle Book shoes with my Jungle Book bag with a

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Posted in Biology, Exploring Science, News

Rainbow Activity 2: Rainbow Pathway

By Farhin Begum Welcome to the second blog in this rainbow series! You’ll only need some bits you can find around your house – but it’s very messy so please go outside to have a go! Use a slightly sloping

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Posted in Activity, Chemistry, Exploring Science, Primary

Science Alive 2016

By Zoë Gamble and Becca Smithers In March 2016, intrepid science made simple presenters Zoë and Becca travelled around the world to Hong Kong to present at the Science Alive festival. This year, the theme was ‘Impossible to Possible’, and

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Rainbow Activity 1: Balloon Splat

By Farhin Begum   This activity explores impacts! How does the height you drop something from affect the splatter it makes? We use different colour water balloons to create fun splatter patterns in your garden. This can get very messy,

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Posted in Activity, Exploring Science, Physics, Primary

The Autism Imagination Study

By Sarah Barrett These days, almost everyone has heard of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  As a PhD student at the Wales Autism Research Centre, Cardiff University, my research is centred on this lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder.  On a personal level, I

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Batman V Superman – who would win?

by Rhys L. Griffiths Batman vs Superman, who would win? In this blog I take a look at the powers of these superheroes, who I think would win, and how superhero technology and powers are being made a reality by

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Posted in Engineering, Exploring Science, News, Technology

Volcanoes… To ooze or to boom?

By Leanne Gunn Volcanoes come in lots of shapes and sizes. It is all down to the style of the eruptions that they produce. Some have steep slopes and erupt with big explosions, throwing vast quantities of rock and ash high

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Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, Geology

What do people think about chemistry?

By James Piercy Recently the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) published the results of a large survey of the public’s perception of chemistry. The project was delivered by market research company TNS BRMB and involved interviews with over 2000 people

Posted in Chemistry, Exploring Science, Science Communication

Making different shaped bubbles!

Can bubbles be different shapes? As part of the Education Begins at Home project by the Welsh Government, Zoë was filmed showing some of our favourite science demos that you can do at home! In this video, Zoë explores the

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Can you suck up water into a glass?

How can you suck water into a glass without touching the water? As part of the Education Begins at Home project by the Welsh Government, Zoë was filmed showing some of our favourite science demos that you can do at

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