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Fantastic Physics!

Physics is the study of matter and energy and learning how the universe behaves. See below for some fun physics experiments to try at home! 

Balloon Rockets

Click here to find out how to make your own balloon rocket at home. All you need is a plastic straw, balloon, cotton thread, tape, 2 chairs 2 metres or so apart and a peg. 

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Stomp Rockets

Stomp rockets are great fun and you can even make your own rather than buying one by searching online. Investigate the distance it travels, time it takes, varying the strength of jumps. 

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Static Electricity Snake

Click here to learn how to make your own snake that moves using static electricity! All you need is tissue paper, plastic ruler, scissors, something made of wool like a jumper, snake template, tin lid. 

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Rocket Mice

Click here to learn how to make your own rocket mouse launcher! A fun, easy activity. 

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Floating oranges

Click here for a very easy experiment to explore floating and sinking. All you need is an orange and a large bowl of water. 

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Foil Boats

Click here for a competetive experiment to create the boat that can hold the most weight. All you need is a tub of water, foil, marbles and a towel! 

foil boat science experiment for kids

Light and Shadow

Click here for a range of activities linked to light and shadow. Make sure it is a sunny day when you opt to do these activities! 

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