Physics at Home Archive - Page 2
Liquid Crystal IR Detector - Nov 1, 2012
Go to Liquid Crystal IR Detector for an experiment that shows how a liquid crystal can detect infrared radiation.
How to Make a Paper Crane--Origami - Oct 1, 2012
Visit How to Make a Paper Crane--Origami to make the famous origami paper crane. Just follow the steps in the video.
Explore Mars: Curiosity - Sep 1, 2012
Visit the NASA site Explore Mars: Curiosity to follow along with the Curiosity Rover as it explores Mars, day by day.
Impact Craters - Aug 1, 2012
For an activity on the formation of impact craters, try this NASA activity. Be sure to do this activity with an adult.
What is Radioactivity? - Jul 1, 2012
Check out What is Radioactivity? to learn about isotopes and radioactivity.
Ear Guitar - Jun 1, 2012
Build an ear guitar (otherwise known as a string telephone) with the directions at Ear Guitar. Have an adult work with you.
Balancing Act - May 1, 2012
PhET Simulation: Radio Waves & Electromagnetic Fields - Apr 1, 2012
Rotating Light - Mar 1, 2012
Right-and left-handed molecules were discovered because their solutions have the opposite effect on polarized light. For a related effect, try the famous Karo® syrup demonstration, as described in this Exploratorium activity. To see the demo, check out this YouTube video.
Visit Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Extrasolar Planets Lab to try to simulations of how extrasolar planets are detected indirectly--that is, without making an image of the planet.