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This web site hosts the materials for an annual middle school competition that consists of four physical science experiments centered on a mystery. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery.

The current year's competition is available to join and the materials from previous years are available for download.
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© 2009 American Physical Society
Curie, Einstein, Franklin, Tesla, competition, experiment, physics quest
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Metadata instance created July 2, 2009 by Bruce Mason
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July 17, 2009 by Cathy Ezrailson
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(American Physical Society, College Park, 2009), WWW Document, (https://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsquest/index.cfm).
APS: PhysicsQuest (American Physical Society, College Park, 2009), <https://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsquest/index.cfm>.
APA Format
APS: PhysicsQuest. (2009, July 1). Retrieved January 29, 2023, from American Physical Society: https://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsquest/index.cfm
Chicago Format
American Physical Society. APS: PhysicsQuest. College Park: American Physical Society, July 1, 2009. https://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsquest/index.cfm (accessed 29 January 2023).
MLA Format
APS: PhysicsQuest. College Park: American Physical Society, 2009. 1 July 2009. 29 Jan. 2023 <https://www.physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsquest/index.cfm>.
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@misc{ Title = {APS: PhysicsQuest}, Publisher = {American Physical Society}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {29 January 2023}, Month = {July 1, 2009}, Year = {2009} }
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