Ask & Experiment

Ask & Experiment has experiments for you to try at home, activity books to download, PhysicsQuest resources for your school or after school group, and a way you can get your physics questions answered by real physicists.

PhysicsQuest

PhysicsQuest, a free competition for 6-9th grade students and after school groups, consisting of four science experiments that give students clues to solve a mystery. Classes can submit their answers online and be entered in a random drawing for prizes. PhysicsQuest kits are free to registered classrooms and groups. 

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Balloon Bottle

It’s like making a teeny tiny hot air balloon that doesn’t go anywhere!


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Electric Whirl Pool

Magneto hydrodynamic propulsion in your coffee cup!


candle What causes the smoke produced when you extinguish a candle flame?— SB, Plymouth, England
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Activity Books

 

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