Festive Demos and Practicals
Ah, the end of term beckons! Mince pies, tubs of choccy selection and of course “Sir/Miss, can’t we watch a video?”. Thomas and Robin are both wary of 45 minutes of Shrek as a Christmas treat – Thomas tells the story of his daughter coming home and asking to see “the rest of Ratatouille” having seen the first 50 minutes 8 times!
And so we present a series of fun physics experiments that will give your students a taste of physics fun at Christmas.
Given that it’s been a tough old term and we are close to the end, we have also decided that this will be the last episode of 2020. Holiday fun is a good point to call it a day for what’s been a punishing year.
So it only remains to say an enormous thank you to you for listening, contributing, but most of all for teaching physics. Enjoy your break and here’s to a more… normal 2021.
- The Guardian reports that copper tape does not work with slugs!
- Christmas Circuits. Enhance your Christmas pics with some coloured LEDs. You’ll also need batteries and copper tape.
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- Season 3: Disco Sheik by Podington Bear.
- Seasons 1 and 2: One legged equilibrist polka by Circus Homunculus.
- Occasionally we also use Cantina Rag by Jackson F. Smith.
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