science made simple September 2017 

Back to school! It's the new school year and we're gearing up for yet another busy year! Read about some amazing discounts, our expansion into the West Country and fantastic resources for you to use at home or in the classroom!

We are currently taking bookings for this term and next, especially around British Science Week in March which is almost fully booked. Don't leave it too late, check out all our shows, and reserve your date now.
5 million steps in 1 month!
From the 15th September, the science made simple crew have decided to walk a staggering 5 million steps in one month! 
This September, science made simple and friends are venturing on a great challenge: to walk a total of 5 millions steps for Flying Seagull Project. The Flying Seagull Project is a charity organisation that visit groups of people in difficult situations across several countries to perform and bring smiles to children, men and women. If you would like to sponsor us and help this wonderful charity, please donate at our JustGiving page linked here. If you would like to follow our journey, then step this way...
How do we Power our Muscles?
How do we power our muscles?
How do athletes such as Mo Farah manage to run for so long? In this video David talks about what happens to our body when we do strenuous exercise.
It's work anniversaries all round this month here at science made simple, and we've got some big ones to celebrate!
Dan is celebrating 10 years with science made simple, Ruth 9 years, and Becca and Leanne 3 years.
Dan is science made simple’s finance manager and legal eagle. Dan is also our man for the MadLab electronics workshop but when he's not crunching numbers or setting up circuits, he's all about the chillies!
Ruth loves science busking to the community, in festival events as well as blogging about all areas of science.
Becca is a biologist by nature (and by Bachelor’s degree!) but loves to explore and communicate all aspects of science.
Leanne has a PhD volcanology and loves encouraging people to take a closer look at the world around them in order to discover how it works.
Wendy in Luxembourg!
Wendy found herself on the panel of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (LRF) this month, which were responsible for allocating money towards a Science in Society project. Interestingly, students have to learn 4 languages in Luxembourg, unfortunately this leaves little time for teaching science. With this project in place, they aim to increase people's attitude towards science and establish Luxembourg as a leading knowledge-based society. The proposed projects were all outstanding with amazing ideas from interactive science shows for schools to eradicating pesticides! The successful candidates are yet to be announced, but we are super excited and look forward to potentially working closer with them in the future! 
Science resources

Why don't birds on power lines get electrocuted?

Can you use poo to generate power? 

We are looking for engineers!
We are looking for 15 UK-based engineers to bring their knowledge and expertise to the table and help us develop a brand new engineering show. The show itself will be specifically designed for deaf audiences and as part of it you will receive engagement training from us. All details and how to sign up are in our blog post

The Great American Eclipse!
This month Peri went to the opposite side of the world to experience a total solar eclipse. Find out more about the Great American Eclipse, how we get eclipses and why did Peri have to travel so far, here!
David in Shanghai!
As a member of the European Science Engagement Association (Eusea), David was part of the 4th Shanghai Science Expo in China. He was very happy to represent the PERFORM project in 2 sessions at the Expo. Thank you so much Eusea and the Expo for such a wonderful event!
Becca has now moved to Bristol which means that we have better access to schools and facilities in and around the South West of the Country! We're really excited to be able to extend our products to this region with ease with Becca flying the science made simple flag! If you want to know more about the fantastic offers that we have on our products, contact us or visit our website.
This summer it was Green Man’s 15th birthday, as well as ours so we wrote a brand new show, "science misbehaving!” And misbehave we did! Becky managed to set fire to a gentleman's head and bent people's vision with gorilla illusions. As ever we had an absolute blast! We love you Green Man!
Science Joke of the Month
Nat has conjured up a little puzzle-joke for this month!
What can we do for you?
Did you know we offer training and consultancy services for groups around the world? From a brief chat, to complete show writing services and training, we can help you deliver your project. Find out more about how we can help you, and what our previous clients say about us.
Could you be a guest blogger?
If you are keen to spread your love of science, or fancied writing a blog but don't know where to start, get in touch! We are happy to post guest blogs on our website and shout about them and their author!
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