Analyse the behaviour of fire tornados which occur naturally in forest fires by building your own fire vortex. Be amazed by this physics phenomenon!
Discover the physics of fluids by using air to levitate a ping pong ball in midair.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Discover which materials make the best insulators for the home. Learn the basics of thermal physics and solar heating through this interactive 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.
Demonstrating gyroscopic precession using a spinning wheel.
DIY capacitor able to produce miniature lightning bolts with voltage in the thousand-volt range.
Understand how compasses work - and when they will malfunction! A great way to learn about magnetism, magnetic materials and the Earth’s magnetic field.
Build a simple suspension bridge model. Understand the forces acting on a bridge and its special structural elements. A fun activity for young engineers.