Hello and welcome to Simple Scimum! My name’s Kate and I’m a science communicator and writer.

I created this blog to answer the questions my children ask about science, nature and the world around them. Being asked things like what makes a rainbow?, are snails amazing? and how bright does the moon shine? has inspired me to write about science for a young audience.

My aim is to enthuse and enlighten young children and help them channel their innate curiosity to discover and understand how things work. Through Simple Scimum, I share some of the great science questions I’ve been asked and my attempts to answer them.

I have three science A-levels, a degree in biochemistry, a PhD in protein crystallography and a postgraduate certificate in science communication.

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