Physics

Rolling Down Hills

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Find out about rotational mechanics by racing jam jars of differing weights downhill. Plus.

Racing jam jars down a gentle slope, to see how filling them affects the speed.
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Resonance

What is the link between earthquakes and cello strings?
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Liquid Nitrogen

Various demonstrations with liquid nitrogen
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Fire Piston

Igniting cotton wool by compressing a cylinder of air.
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Flame Tornado

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Watch a tornado form under the effects of moving air.

Demo of a flame tornado
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Electromagnetism

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Generate electricity and learn all about how it works!

Making electricity, and using it to spin a motor.
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Bouncing Balls and Falling Toast

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A selection of mechanics experiments which investigate the properties of bodies with added spin. From bouncing balls of walls to dropping toast from tables we find out the hidden influence of angular momentum and why it makes our carpet buttery.

Looking at odd properties of bodies with spin.
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Air Rockets

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift Off! With a lemonade bottle and a bike pump, we'll show you how to make a rocket! How high can you get it to fly?

Launching lemonade bottle air rockets along a rope
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Anti-bubbles

Make fascinating bubbles which rather than floating on water actually sink.
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Reversible Flow

Turn syrup one way, then the other, and see that it gets back where it started.
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