Build an actual, working battery, using simple materials commonly found at home.
Build your own smartphone projector using recycled materials. Experiment with lenses to learn how they focus light and affect image quality.
Discover how tilt sensors work by building your own circuit using an Arduino board. Learn the science behind these nifty sensors. Starter code available.
Design your own boat. Investigate how different materials and shapes affect movement. Master the physics of flotation with this hands-on experiment.
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.
Experiment with a simple hydraulic lifter to learn about pressure in liquids and the forces at work. Discover why hydraulics are so important in machines.
Build your own motorized drawing machine. Watch as your robot colours on its own while you learn about forces and energy transformations in robots.
Build a simple suspension bridge model. Understand the forces acting on a bridge and its special structural elements. A fun activity for young engineers.
Build a simple DC motor. This quick and easy experiment illustrates the principles of motoring, basic circuits and electromagnetism.