science made simple  August 2016
Happy Holidays!
Check out our 'How to...'  videos for lots of fun science to try with the kids over the summer. Discover James' award winning radio show, how you can spot a Perseid meteor and how you can transform your mobile phone into a Virtual Reality device.
Kick off next term with a bang! Book a visit from science made simple and inspire your students with an engaging science show demonstrating the relevance and use of science in everyday life. Why not try 'Izzy's Incredible Adventure' for science and engineering in transport, or 'Science of Sport' to link to the Olympics?

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How to . . .
Can you turn a straw into a musical instrument? Can you put your mobile phone inside a balloon? Find out how to do these, and many more fun science demonstrations in our 'How to...' videos. There's loads to try out with the kids over the summer.
What will you discover? 
The Top Space Themed VR Apps for Google Cardboard
Google Cardboard is a cheap and fun way to turn your phone into a virtual reality headset. Mat Allen has compiled a list of the best available apps that give you the a great, immersive space experience.
Festival Fun
We have been all over the country presenting shows at events and festivals!
Becca (pictured above), presented at the new Blue Dot Festival held at the Jodrell Bank Observatory. She had full houses for her performances of 'Izzy's Incredible Adventure' and 'Bubbles and Balloons'.  Becca had great fun and loved seeing the rest of the acts across the weekend!
Becky and Leanne presented in the grounds of Lulworth Castle at the end of July for Camp Bestival. The blazing sun provided a perfect opportunity to get everyone wet during their three performances of 'It's Only Water. . . . Or is it?', a show enjoyed by parents and children alike!
In August, Zoë and Rhys visited The Royal Mint Experience to perform 'Bubbles and Balloons'.It was a fantastic experience to present in such an interesting place!
We can't wait to return on the 18th of August to present 'Who wants to be a Superhero?' Come along and say hello!
We can tailor shows, workshops or presenter training to suit your requirements.
Looking for something a bit different? Chat to our expert team and find out what we can do for you.
We are delighted to announce that science made simple presenter James Piercy has been awarded The Royal Sociey Radio Prize of the 2016 ABWS Awards! Listen to his winning program, 'My Head', here:
James Piercy: My Head
Yma yn science made simple, rydym wedi ysgrifennu cyfres o flogiau Cymraeg. Felly penderfynon ni grwpio nhw gyda’i gilydd fel nad oes angen i chi edrych yn bell ar gyfer gwyddoniaeth trwy’r Gymraeg. Ffeindiwch nhw yma.

Fluent Welsh speaker Meirin has translated some of our most popular blogs into Welsh. He's even written a few himself. Find them here
Lights in the sky!
Around August each year, we get the opportunity to witness a spectacular light show of Perseid meteors. space made simple's Emma explains more about it here.
The BIG Event 2016
Last month, a large gathering of science communicators came together at W5 Science Centre in Belfast to share expertise, learn and even play together! James stepped down after three years' as Chair of BIG, but it was also Leanne's first time at the BIG Event. Find out what she got up to.
Photo of the Month
David and James ran a session at the BIG Event this year. Here is a great shot of David getting everyone to sit on balloons in a science busk about pressure and polar bears!
We offer training to anyone wishing to improve their communication skills.
Did you know we offer presenter training, science communication training and busking training?
Find out more about our training here, and hear our founding director Wendy explain some of the benefits.
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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