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Capillary Action

Capillary action is the result of adhesion and surface tension. Find out all about it on this excellent site.

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Capillary action

A page explaining how capillary action works and how it helps you to mop up a spill a paper towel.

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How capillary action makes water go up

Witness capillary action yourself with this experiment you can try at home.

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DC generator action

A diagram showing a dc generator working, on which the frequency of ration is adjustable. The results are seen on an analogue meter, and an oscilloscope screen. Useful description of the commutator.

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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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Squishy Circuits

An activity to do at home to explore the world of circuits. Make two types of dough, one that carries electricity and one that doesn't, to create all sorts of circuits and explore how they work.

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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Celery at midnight

How do plants transport water? An experiment using celery and paper towels to demonstrate capillary action.

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Line Rider

A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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