science made simple  Autumn 2014
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New dates in Wales for our family fun theatre show, The Experimentrics
In Statistics:

In the 2013-2014 school year, we reached an all-time high of  64,163 audience members!

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Here's Farhin, whose in charge of our bookings, learning how to make ENORMOUS bubbles! For some enormous bubbles in your life, check out our Bubbles and Balloons show 
Brand new food shows!

Ruth 'yellow-skin' Perkins recently performed our brand new Banana Show at Ludlow Food Festival, where the audience discovered the best way to peel a banana, how to turn a banana into a piano, and just how dangerous they REALLY are!
Dan 'Hot Sauce' Reed was also at Ludlow Food Festival, where he made passers-by hot under the collar with chilli-themed science busking! Too hot to handle?
Gravity Fields Fesival

If you're in the Lincolnshire area, be sure to check out the Gravity Fields Festival 27th-28th September, where Ruth will be performing our 'Beyond the Rainbow' show, alongside many other fabulous scientists and performers.
It's the start of a brand new term, and we're excited for another science-filled year!  

In this newsletter, find out about what we've been up to over the summer, access our educational blogs, and, take a sneak peek of what's coming up this term.

If you'd like science made simple to work with your school or organisation anywhere in the UK and Ireland, we're now taking bookings until September 2015! We're fully booked for Science Week 2015, but have limited availability left the first and last weeks in March - get in touch and reserve your date ASAP.
Shiny new presenters!
We are delighted to announce that Becca and Leanne will shortly be joining the team, and will be out presenting science made simple shows in no time.
In fact, Becca's already started trying out some science made simple experiments, here she is, ready to start with a bang! Ooh err!
Fun-filled theatre for all the family
Debbie and Gaz are busy preparing to tour Wales with our family theatre show the Experimentrics. Mixing live science demonstrations and physical theatre, the  mischievous Experimentrics duo are frequently distracted by their own inventions - when they aren't playing tricks on each other!
To book tickets, please contact venue:
Oct 14 Memo Arts Centre Barry
Oct 17 Theatr Felinfach, Ceredigion
Oct 21 Pontardawe Arts Centre
Oct 23 Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Dec 3 & 4 Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Feb 21 Stiwt, Wrexham
Mar 5 Blackwood Miners' Institute
Mar 13 &14 Pontio, Bangor
Keep up with their latest news on twitter:

  Or, look on their website for 'experimentrics' you can do at home!
Announcing...a brand new 'choose your own' science show
On 6th September, David performed science made simple's new 'Science Lucky Dip' show at Flatpack Film Festival: Things That Go Pop. In this show, audience members pick science demonstrations out of a hat, so no show is ever the same. David certainly looks like he's enjoying himself!
Images: Jack Adams. All Rights Reserved
SMS staff retreat
In August the SMS team got together to train, share good practise and...take part in team building when the van broke down!
We found out who our star presenter was for the last academic year - well done David for performing a whopping 183 shows! Alone he reached over 20,000 audience members! (Nearly 1/3 of our record breaking 64,163 total!)
Ice Bucket Challenge..extreme science style
SMS Director Wendy knows that just putting ice into a bucket of water doesn't make it freezing cold. However, with a bit of science, she made the challenge subzero...and then got her husband to do it too! Watch the video, and find out the science here.
Making the Future Workshop
We've finished presenting our Royal Academy of Engineering funded engineering workshops - to great success. Welsh students loved discussing whether or not the proposed Severn Barrage should be built, often with polarized opinions within the class! We trained engineers in science communication, and they presented their own work to the students; from bridge design and encryption to damage detection in aeroplanes. They also talked about why they love their jobs, and careers in engineering.
And Finally...
We are purchasing new vans, to help speed us on our way to you. Watch out for sparkly new science made simple vans filled with exciting science equipment, 
thanks to support from the ERA foundation who have been fantastic at supporting all our engineering work over the years.
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