A standard CHaOS experiment, useable for all hands-on events.

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An experiment to introduce children to pulsars, explain what they are and how they can be used as clocks and to find out about the interstellar medium.

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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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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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Watch populations evolve from simple beginnings, explore stability of patterns and model a computer in one experiment on cellular automata. See even more complex patterns on a computer too!

A game about life.

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Simple algorithms to reveal hidden sequences. Explore what numbers are revealed by applying simple rules and encounter programming concepts like loops.

Simple Algorithms to Reveal Hidden Sequences

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This experiment uses spaghetti to explore elastic buckling and fracture behaviour.

This experiment uses spaghetti to explore elastic buckling and fracture behaviour.

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Maths problems involving coloured hats

Maths problems involving coloured hats

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Why are wheels round? How do vending machines identify coins? Explore the answers to these questions by looking at some alternative shapes of constant width, maybe the circle isn't as unique as you first thought.

How do vending machines identify coins?

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A wonderful experiment of probability involving a cuddly goat called Bertrand, a couple of coins, three doors, and three boxes.

Discover how polaroid filters block light as you turn them round