science made simple  November 2016 
In this newsletter, find out what happened when Emma met Tim Peake, check your eligibility for British Science Week grants, see if our science pun makes you laugh or groan, and, trick your friends using science!
Kick-start your British Science Week 2017 with a grant of up to £700 for schools in challenging circumstances. You could use this money to book one of our many engaging science shows!
Click here to see eligibility and apply
Grant closes 21st November at 5pm.
Stay CALM and Eat Cake!
On 4th of November, we organised a bake sale to raise money and awareness for CALM, which included henna and home-made crafts. We raised an impressive £307.44!
Thanks to everyone who contributed, and don't forget you can still sponsor our swimming challenge and help raise even more money for CALM, here.
The Experimentrics took to the stage at Open during Norwich Science Festival, which is a multipurpose space run by the Open Youth Trust.
Over 450 people came to see us, and, from the applause, all of them enjoyed our wordless combination of science demonstrations and physical theatre! It was a great event, and we wish the Norwich Science Festival, and the Open Youth Trust every success for the future, with a big thank you for having us.
9-year-old Grace from Penrhys Primary School really enjoyed Zoë presenting the 'Who wants to be a Superhero?' show to her and her classmates. Her favourite thing was seeing Zoë send music through a laser beam. Our favourite thing is inspiring people with science!
Soapbox Science is proud to announce a new collaborative project between artists and scientists to inspire a new generation of scientists and tackle gender issues in science careers.
Soapbox Science brings science to the masses, and tackles inequality issues in science. Female scientists stand on soapboxes on busy streets and chat with the public about their work. Art & Science events will match scientists with an artist, who will work with them to produce a new, innovative and engaging way to help communicate their science.
If you'd like to be apart of their 2017 campaign then you can apply to do so here.
Photo of the Month
Tim Peake finally had the pleasure of meeting Emma! Find out how she got on here.
Norwich Science Festival
October saw the first Norwich Science Festival. With many shows, talks, discussions and exhibitions, it was an ambitious and bold first programme, including science made simple’s James Piercy. James presented short extracts from our shows, with visitors seeing floating sausages, spoon bending and playing the theremin.
Science Pun of the Month
Two cats are sitting on a roof, which one falls off? The one with the lowest mew! Check out our Facebook to find out why and join in the discussion.
With Christmas around the corner, we’re feeling festive here at science made simple HQ. Click here for some science in Yuletide weather, food, music and fun, plus some great science video clips.
How to trick your friends using science!
With two matches balancing against each other, with one standing upon a 10p coin, can you remove the coin without knocking over the match?
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!
Like Us
Follow Us
Visit Our Website
Book a science made simple show for your school or event:
phone: 029 2087 6884    email:
Copyright © 2016 science made simple,
All rights reserved.

You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in science made simple. We'll only send one a month to keep you updated, but if you would no longer like to receive our newsletter, please follow the link below.
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 
Our mailing address is:
science made simple, School of Physics and Astronomy, The Parade, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 3AA