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Learn about the structure of metals as you use a paper clip to turn mechanical work into heat!
Exploring buoyancy with this quick experiment
What happens to a helium balloon in an accelerating car?
Learn the physics behind making this tasty treat
Create your own homemade thermometer
You can squeeze an egg into a jar with just the power of air pressure
Create a lasting rainbow with some nail polish
Rocks may seem solid, but there's more to them than meets the eye.
How does water rise above a full glass without spilling?
Make a bottle of rice "float" with this friction demo
Make your own non-Newtonian fluid in this demo
What's the best way to turn a tea bag into a flying "rocket"? Set it on fire.
Some say water and oil don’t mix, but what about ice and oil?
Did you know that even in a baby’s room you can find physics? Crying babies and quiet places don’t always mix and neither do baby oil and water, two common things in a nursery. But why doesn’t oil mix with water? Try this fun experiment to explore what happens when water meets oil.
Get ready to amaze your friends with this one! They will watch in awe as you use magical powers (ahem, physics) to command a packet of ketchup to rise, sink, and levitate....and it obeys you.
Bring the beauty of snow inside, while leaving the cold outside by creating paper snowflakes and exploring symmetry.
This is a fun activity to try when you're waiting for the waiter to bring you your food, but consider yourself warned that not all people think it's appropriate to play with your straw at the dinner table.
Most of us played with blocks during our childhood and could hold our own at tower-building, or at least tower-toppling. Even adults get into the game Jenga® – a game where players try to add to the height of a tower without making it fall. But, have you ever really paid attention to how towers fall?