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.


HenriPhysicsQuest, 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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Ice Cream at Home

Learn the physics behind making this tasty treat


Homemade Lava Lamp

Embrace your inner 1970’s teenage self with this makeshift lava lamp

Never-ending light in a room full of mirrors

If you had a light in a room which was entirely sealed with mirrors, then switched the light off, would the room stay lit?

Would the light just keep reflecting off the mirrors?

Would it slow down? Perhaps to the point where it is no longer visible?

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If you have questions about how things work, Ask-a-Physicist.

Activity Books

spectra10-home    Spectra    Spectra 2

Tesla    Color Me Physics    Color Me Physics

Video Contests

Interested in using your creativity to entertain and teach?  Then check out our video contests.  See past winners and learn how to enter a video of your own.

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