science made simple  January 2015
Happy New Year from the science made simple team!

In this newsletter discover what we've been up to in Wales and Korea, read our latest rock cycle blog post, find out about upcoming events, and access your discount code

Have you planned your science activities for British Science Week 13th - 22nd March? Kick off your Science Week with an exciting science show, or perhaps have one of our inspirational presenters in to round off a science-filled week. Check out all of our shows here.  

We still have a handful of dates left for Science Week and the Summer term across the UK.

Reserve your date now.

Introducing the brand new science made simple show reel! Meet our presenters and see what we do!
As a special offer to our newsletter readers, any bookings for this academic year will be honoured at last year's prices. Just get in touch and quote 'NL2014SMS' to receive your discount.
science made simple present in Korea
In December, Gaz, Becca and Zoë flew around the world to Daegu, South Korea to present science shows all about sound, music and machines. They stopped off in the capital, Seoul, to deliver a science communication workshop.
The trio were taken out for dinner by the British Council and were treated to a traditional Korean meal. They loved it - but perhaps not sitting on the floor! 
They presented to over 1000 Korean students, through simultaneous translation. The students loved the exciting demonstrations! Find out more about their experience, and see a clip of them perform on Korean television.
Science theatre takes Wales by storm!
Our playful family theatre show continues on it's Welsh tour this term with dates in Wrexham, Barry and Blackwood. Check out our website for details, and keep up with our latest news on twitter: @experimentrics
The last few months has seen the team doing shows in South West Wales, busking at Retrofest and Swansea Marina, helping create a fun palace at the Wales Millennium Centre and chatting to Radio Wales on the Science Cafe show. 
Gaz and Debbie performing The Experimentrics at Pontardawe Arts Centre
Humour and science?
When David isn't performing science shows, he's busy teaching other's how it's done. He recently lead a workshop on Spectacle, Humour and Performance Techniques in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and maths) at the Learning Outside the Classroom conference in Derby.
David, (2013 winner of the LOTC innovation award and session leader) says: "take a random (but rather lovely) group of STEM professionals and give them a crash course in our highly engaging, interactive and inspirational brand of science communication.  They were begging, nay, pleading to have a go at it themselves! Great fun was had by all!"
Maths Show Success
Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government National Science Academy, we have been able to spread our love of maths across Wales!  
From angles to graphs, estimation to statistics, our MathsApps show takes maths principles students learn in school and puts them in context in everyday life and the world of work. Feedback so far is very positive, with the majority of students saying they are more interested in maths after the show.
This Y7 student has learnt that 'there is maths in near enough everything' and has doubled her interest in maths after the show!
Featured media
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science made simple's most viewed blog post of 2014 was this one on Omnivores, Carnivores and Herbivores with 18,426 views!
Photo of the Month

science made simple presenter Leanne has finished her PhD in Volcanology! We're so proud of her! If you see her, make sure you ask her your volcano-related questions. 
Leanne says...
geology rocks!

After finishing her PhD, Leanne has continued to write, and has written a blog about the rock cycle. Best of all, there's an activity to do with chocolate!
People say nice things
We have presenter profiles on Science Live, the science presenters directory. Here are some lovely recent reviews!

5 Stars - Roundhill Community College - A fun, engaging presentation which was tailored to the audience perfectly. Students and staff alike had a great experience. Would certainly reccommend this show and this presenter [James]. Thank you for an inspiring day.

5 Stars - Gareth Edwards - Zoe is  an extremely knowledgeable and an excellent presenter. Her enthusiasm for the subject and her clear and accurate explanations made her shows a great success.
David Price, our resident science busking expert, flew to Philadelphia in December to spread his knowledge on the subject - and met one of his heroes in science communication, Steve Spangler! He's written a blog on his experience - containing his key messages from the conference, from Steve, and David's own top tips for science busking.
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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