Just 24 experiments until Christmas

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The physics experiments can be carried out using standard household materials. P
The physics experiments can be carried out using standard household materials. Photo: Physics in Advent
Physics in Advent is back: a calendar of surprises for curious minds

Physics in Advent (PiA) is an Advent calendar with a difference: behind each door is a surprise filled with fun and new discoveries. For the eleventh year running, Christmas People will present small physics experiments via video every day kicking off on 1 December and running until 24 December on the PiA website. Everyone can do the experiments, which can be carried out with ordinary household materials. Everyone who signs up to take part, gets to answer a question about each experiment on the PiA website. On the following day, they will receive the solution via video, and they-ll be awarded a point if they got the right answer. Everybody is welcome to join the fun. Registration at www.physics-in-advent.org is free of charge and you can sign up right away.

Prizes will be allocated to the participants with the highest number of points, according to a draw, in the following categories: individual, school class or school. In addition to iPads, books, science kits and other prizes, they could win a ride in a hot air balloon, a jump into a vertical wind tunnel or a trip to Dallas to see NBA basketball games. PiA is designed for youngsters aged 11 to 18 but parents, teachers, students and all adults interested in physics phenomena are invited to have a go too. The calendar is available in English and German and this year it has French, Italian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian subtitles.

The project is organised by the University of Göttingen in collaboration with many national and international physics societies and STEM initiatives. Further information can be found at www.physics-in-advent.org in English and www.physik-im-advent.de

Professor Arnulf Quadt

University of Göttingen

II Institute of Physics

Friedrich Hund Platz 1

37077 Göttingen, Germany


And if you-re a journalist, don’t forget, many journalists enjoy "PiA - Physics in Advent" too!