Heat is one of the properties of the world around us that we can measure with our own bodies. But why are heat and temperature so important? Because at different temperatures the world changes the way in which it behaves and the movement of heat can bring about change. Using a series of demonstrations we … Continue reading How Hot is a Cold?
This show looks at the science inherent in an everyday substance, Water. By using demonstrations we look at some simple properties of matter; how heat moves within and between objects – turning solids into liquids into gasses, what water is made out of, and the physics of floating and sinking in both liquids and gasses. … Continue reading The Nature of Water
At the heart of a spark, at the source of all light and in the beam of the world’s most powerful microscopes lies the electron. Electrons are an integral part of all the atoms that make up the world around us, it is their mutual interaction that give matter it’s structure and their ability to … Continue reading Sparks, Arcs & Microscopes
Electricity is present in everything in our Universe. It flows through things, sometimes with great difficulty, sometimes with ease. As it flows, electricity affects the world around it and we have used those effects to invent most of the machines of the 20th century. How do we alter the world around us to generate what … Continue reading Electricity: fixed, free & flowing