science made simple  September 2016 
Back to school!
With a new term underway, now's the ideal time to think about science activities for the upcoming year. Also, find out how we've been working with Prince's Trust students and check out our video resource to encourage online safety.
Why not have our biomedical engineering show 'Engineering for Life' during Biology Week in October? Or, enthuse your students in astronomy and space with an activity from the space made simple team to tie in with the Geminids Meteor Shower in December.

Check out all our shows, and reserve your date now.
Prince's Trust Success
science made simple have been working with groups of students on a Prince's Trust personal development programme 'Achieve'.
Becky, Zoë and Rhys spent 2 days with each group of students, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to present and film their own science videos. A lovely video overview of the project and the students can be found here.
Each summer, the science made simple team get together for three days to share learning, company updates and new techniques or demonstrations. It's also an opportunity to celebrate staff and company achievements, and recognise all the hard work that goes into bringing science to life! Below Becca and Zoë are celebrating creating the most viewed video on our YouTube Channel.
This year, we worked on the development of new astronomy workshops (watch this space), teacher CPD, vlogging, and our aims for 2016/2017 - it's going to be a good year!
Rhys had a blast at L'isola Di Einstein Science Festival in Italy. He entertained people from around the world with our 'Science of Sport' and 'Who wants to be a Superhero?' shows. Pictured above: Rhys opening a day of the festival on the main stage.
Food glorious food!
David and Dan got stuck in at Merthyr Food Festival with food science busking! They shared the science of chillies with brave passers-by as well as taste perception tests and 'magic berries'.
These little berries effectively confuse your taste buds, causing sour foods to taste sweet!
David is returning to Merthyr soon for the 'Ready Teddy Go' festival and will be sharing the best bits of bubbles and balloons.
Staying safe online: Cyber Made Simple

Educating young people about staying safe online has never been more important. In collaboration with CGI and North Wales Police, we're promoting cyber security. Check out our video, and find out how you can browse the web in safety. This resource is also available in Welsh.
In Statistics
A fun part of our annual get-together is finding out the stats of the year! 

Most booked shows
3D Space Shows and Who wants to be a Superhero?

Busiest presenter
Emma Wride with a whopping 97 days of workshops and shows

Highest audience numbers of an individual
Emma gets the top spot, reaching 13,435 people (wow!)

Total audience number reached
50,506 (our highest audience figures ever!)
Photo of the Month
What's in the jug? Vegetable oil and... five test tubes and a beaker! Try it yourself - pyrex objects appear to  vanish when placed in oil!
Rhys returned to The Royal Mint Experience to perform 'Who Wants to be a Superhero?' He enthralled adults and children alike with how scientists and engineers have got the powers of superheroes including invisibility, X-ray vision, and flight!
Nat and Farhin attended the STEM in Education event in Swansea. They chatted about all the cool things science made simple are up to at the moment, as well as wowing people with some unexpected science!
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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