Physics

Air Streams (Plus)

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How can you make things float and fly on air alone?
Explore the physics of floating, lift and stability!

Newton's laws, stable equilibria, drag, lift, Magnus Effect
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Mould Effect (Self-Siphoning Beads)

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Why on earth do the beads have to go up to come down?! Watch them fly out of a beaker, looping and corkscrewing, and find out about the amazing Mould Effect!

Letting a chain pull itself out of a beaker under its own gravity
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Polarisation PLUS

Discover how polaroid filters block light as you turn them round
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Where Are All the Aliens?

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CBS Talk 2017/18

Where might aliens live, how can we look for them and why haven't we found any?
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Waves at Boundaries (PLUS)

A few demos of transmission/reflection of waves at boundaries
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Light Waves: Seeing is Believing, CBS Talk 2016

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Lasers: around the world in 0.1344 seconds, CBS talk 2015

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What's the fastest way to send messages around the world? Find out in this talk!

Lasers: around the world in 0.1344 seconds, CBS talk 2015
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Wave Phase Tank

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Y shaped wave tank that allows two children to make waves that then combine in or out of phase.

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Orrery

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Scale of the Solar System

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By comparing sizes and distances we can scale our solar system all the way up from the Earth and the Moon, up to our nearest star, and you might be surprised how far that actually is!

By comparing sizes and distances we can scale our solar system all the way up from the Earth and the Moon, up to our nearest star, and you might be surprised how far that actually is!
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