Once again the Physics Factory proved a popular destination for prospective KE Five Ways year 7 pupils and their parents. Among the highlights were interactive demonstrations, by younger Physics Factory Ambassadors from Five Waysschool, of:

·         disappearing test tubes (showing the effect of similar refractive indices),

·         the pop-pop boat (Newton’s Third law of motion in action and the difference between speed and velocity),

·         melting and non-melting ice cubes on blocks of different materials at the same temperature,

·         popping a balloon with one nail is easier than with a dozen nails (illustrating pressure = force / area)

·         how to make a loudspeaker.

·         how to make a wine glass ring.