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Looking back at an awesome year!

We would like to thank all of our pupils, schools, and staff for a fantastic 2019! S4 has been joined by 575 pupils and 8 schools, had 9836 contact hours, and has attended 6 science events. This year we delivered 5 workshops with 21 experiments & activities and 1 summer showcase, ‘The Mighty Drosophila Show’....
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New Year, New Science

Welcome back! It’s full steam ahead as S4 begins Year 2, and we are ready and raring to go! Our first workshop of the new S4 year is called “Sustainable Earth” where we will be exploring how the Earth is being polluted, and what we can do to reduce climate change. Our second workshop, “Dependence...
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S4’s Year 1 Roundup!

S4 started a new programme of STEM outreach activities in 2018, as part of the Trio Sci Cymru consortium. Our 2018/2019 programme saw three hands on workshops delivered to 600 Year 7 pupils from our partner schools. Super Cells focused on cells in plants and animals, Radical Reactions explored everything from photosynthesis to the ever-popular...
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Lost in Space!

On the 29th August S4’s delivery team was spotted exploring the outer realms of the galaxy at Swansea’s Townhill library! The event was part of the library’s Space themed Summer Reading Challenge and throughout the afternoon we rocketed through the Milky Way as S4’s own physicist, Dr Kristi Praki, told us some amazing stories about...
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Lizzie and the Giant Jellyfish

Remember the giant Barrel jellyfish? This weekend, the 24th to 26th August, #GBJELLYWATCH is taking place! What is the #GBJELLYWATCH you ask? The Great British Jellywatch Weekend is the largest jellyfish survey in the UK, and you can join in with the fun! The jellywatch survey will allow researchers to gain a better understanding of...
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Its here! Slime – let me science that for you!

S4’s Outreach Fellow, Lizzie Daly, & Physicist, Dr. Kristi Praki, get their hands gooey making this super popular non-Newtonian fluid and discuss polymer science, particles and plastics! Including a super gooper bioslime recipe! Check out the video here.
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Merthyr Science Festival

In July S4 attended Merthyr Tydfil’s first ever Bitesize Science Festival! The event was held on 29th July at St David’s Parish Church on Merthyr’s high street.  Shows, talks and hands on science fun joined the town’s annual food festival, giving the science events a tasty food theme. Joining stands from The Marine Conservation Society,...
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The Mighty Fruit Fly Show!

“Have you ever looked at a bunch of gone off bananas and thought twice about the flies buzzing around them? Those tiny flies are Drosophila – the humble fruit fly, and they have taught scientists more about genetics than just about any other species! Join Lizzie Daly and the S4 team for a flying show...
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