Physics

Phase Game

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Outside game introducing the concept of different phases of matter and the different ways to transition between them.

Game introducing the phases of matter and phase changes
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Near IR webcam

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There's a whole spectra of light beyond the visible, why not see one side of it through a modified webcam?

Use a modified webcam to see into the near infrared.
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Colour Mixing and Spectra

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How many colours can you make? With our coloured lights, find out how you can make every colour imaginable from just three colours, find out how your computer monitor works and get to see some really funky shadows!

Dimmable, focussed red, green and blue lamps for experimenting with light colour mixing
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3
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Bubble Column

Explore the wonderous shapes made by simple air bubbles in water.
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Vacuums

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The idea of a vaccum is very different to what we experience in everyday life, with some surprising consequences! Oh, and the experiment involves balloons too!

Various demonstrations using a vacuum pump.
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5
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Magnus Effect

Catapulting a spinning carboard tube through the air in such a way as it generates lift.
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Boat Race (mk 2)

Racing boats in a large pool of water
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Vortices

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Experiments with smoke rings and tornado formation.

Make smoke rings and see how they form
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Surface Tension

Exploring surface tension through floating paperclips and racing boats
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1
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Static Electricity and Kelvin Generator

Various experiments with static electricity.
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