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Physics from the Junk Drawer

There is a lot of interesting science to investigate in this world. Not all of the science is done by men wearing white coats and working in laboratories. All of the world around us involves science. Students and teachers can investigate some pretty interesting stuff without requiring a laboratory or expensive equipment.

The Physics from the Junk Drawer resources linked below include activities on basic measurements, motion & forces, electrostatics & magnetism, sound, light, and many other fun physics investigations.

Many of these activities can serve as teacher demonstrations or hands-on student activities. As much as possible we try to use simple and cheap materials that you might have at home. The activities can be used at a variety of grade levels from K-12. Each activity includes directions, questions, material lists, and tips for carrying out the activity. Have fun with Physics!