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, 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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Glowing Jell-O Physics

Fluorescent Jell-O is easy to make and fun to eat

Matchstick Rocket

Physics by the Fire: Match Stick Rocket

This experiment is "Outta this world!" Make your own rocket ship... for ants.

Basketballs, tennis balls, ping-pong balls, and physics

I understand what happens and why, when I drop a tennis ball that is resting on top of a basketball. What I am trying to figure out is, why do I not get the same results with a ping pong ball on top of a basket ball. Any ideas?

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Activity Books


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