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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Physics by the Fridge: Zip Magnets

Almost as confusing as an on and off relationship, these flat refrigerator magnets alternate between attraction and repulsion, but only when pulled in the right direction. Give it a try and see if you can make these magnets zip.


Physics in the Sink: Balloon Pop, Or Not

Normally if you put a balloon over a flame, the balloon will pop, but what happens when you put a water balloon over a flame?

water Question: I want to ask why water is shaped like a ball when it is in space without gravity?
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