Physics to Go

The Physics to Go pack was designed for Einstein Year and contains everything that you need to put on a successful physics event!

There are five main components of the pack, which can be downloaded below and a selection of video clips demonstrating the experiments (you will need Adobe Flash player to view the clips).

General advice
An introduction to running physics-related events for public audiences, including "What's it all about?", "Tips and Skills", "Finding Funds" and "Suggestions for Follow Up".

General advice (PDF, 109 KB)

Publicity guide
How to maximise the publicity of your event, including "Designing Posters and Advertising Material,"Tips for Preparing a Press Release", "Tips for sending out your Press Release" and "Tips for dealing with the media", as well as a sample poster and press release.

Publicity guide (PDF, 680 KB)

Evaluation guide
"Tips for Preparing a Press Release", "Tips for sending out your Press Release" and "Tips for dealing with the media", as well as a sample poster and press release.

Evaluation guide (PDF, 139 KB)

Generic venues
An introduction to working in familiar public ("generic") venues. Details are included for three types of venue:

Sample quiz questions and activities associated with each of the venues are included in each of these sections.

Generic venues (PDF, 96 KB)

Physics tricks
A selection of 20 physics-related demonstrations that use simple everyday ingredients and are reliable, relatively inexpensive, require little preparation and cover a range of venues, audience ages and sizes, and physical principles.

Physics tricks (PDF, 220 KB)

Physics tricks videos
To get an idea of how to carry out the demonstrations, you can view or download demonstrations of each of the tricks if you have Flash installed on your PC.

Video clips



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