Do Try This at Home
We want to make it easy for parents and carers to get their children excited about physics. That's why, as part of our Limit Less campaign, we've created Do Try This at Home, a series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions.
We're the Institute of Physics, the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. We work with schools to develop the teaching of physics – and now we want to use our expertise to help you inspire your children at home.
Our crack team of science communicators have filmed short demonstration videos in their kitchens and living rooms, using basic household materials to demonstrate physics in easy-to-replicate ways. Alongside the films, we have step-by-step instructions and explanations of the science behind it all published right here.
The experiments below have been created as part of our Limit Less campaign, which aims to support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics.
And now you should also try our just-released activity pack, perfect for the long nights.
We want to make it easy to get your children excited about learning – so please do try these at home!