Exerting a change in pressure in a metal can by creating a vacuum inside, resulting in an implosion caused by the atmospheric pressure.
Understand how compasses work - and how they malfunction! A great way to learn about magnetism, magnetic materials and the Earth’s magnetic field.
Learn how to change the size of an egg, making it either bigger or smaller, through simple kitchen chemistry!
Discover the physics of fluids by using air to levitate a ping pong ball in midair.
Build an actual, working battery, using simple materials commonly found at home.
Discover the science behind a famous magic trick: lying on a bed of nails! Is it a trick after all?
Understand the fascinating science of refractive indices by making glass disappear in a transparent liquid. This easy experiment will leave you speechless.
Experiment with the science of density by stacking different liquids in order to make a colourful tower.
Store in a balloon the light (Hydrogen) gas produced from a chemical reaction. This gas will combust in the presence of oxygen, causing a small explosion to occur.
What are electromagnets and why do we use them? Discover the physics of electromagnetism by turning a nail into a magnet using simple, household materials.
What is image compression? Learn how binary numbers can be used to create and send graphical images over computer networks.
Mobius strips are truly fascinating. Created using tape and paper, these objects are a great way of introducing surfaces and edges.
Brown’s Criterion is an application of a result in Mathematics which takes advantage of the fact that numbers can be uniquely written in base 2.
Discover how tilt sensors work by building your own circuit using an Arduino board. Learn the science behind these nifty sensors. Starter code available.
Discover how wind turbines work by building your own model. Observe the operation of a generator and learn how to power an LED in this exciting experiment.
Mix some colours using an Arduino Uno to control an RGB LED. Introduction to microcontroller programming. Sample code available. Great for beginners!
How do elevators work? What makes them safe? Learn all about elevator operation by building your own model and carrying out a hands-on investigation.
Demonstrating gyroscopic precession using a spinning wheel.
DIY capacitor able to produce miniature lightning bolts with voltage in the thousand-volt range.
Discover where the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio, important mathematical concepts, are found in nature through this hands-on investigation.