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WMG Experiments at Home

Welcome! This page is where we are planning to add resources for small experiments that we can all do at home at the moment. We will be updating it as regularly as we can and would love to have suggestions either through wmgoutreach@warwick.ac.uk or via twitter using the hashtag #WMGOutreach.

Agnes Pockels: A Science Super Hero

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - February 2021

Phil is in a Christmas-y scene ready to talk about snowflakes

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11th) 2021, Phil has been helping the Global Science Show on twitter to pull together a mini show filled with stories of role models and fantastic female forces in science. Phil chose Agnes Pockels, a self-trained chemist who discovered so much about surface tension. Click here to find out more!

Snowflakes

Global Science Show - December 2020

Phil is in a Christmas-y scene ready to talk about snowflakes

December's Global Science Show is a wintery celebration of our favourite weather - snow! If you've ever seen a snowflake pattern and wondered how these geometric beauties form in clouds, click here to find out more!

Experiment Extravaganza

Global Science Show - August 2020

This is a picture of laminar flow and is a preview of the experiment. Click this picture to find out more.

As part of August's Global Science Show, Phil was challenged to see how many experiments he could cram into one twitter video. The maximum length of a twitter video is 2 minutes 20 seconds. How many do you think he managed? Click here to find out!

Go with the flow

Global Science Show - June 2020

This is a picture of laminar flow and is a preview of the experiment. Click this picture to find out more.

For June's Global Science Show Phil has is looking at how liquids and gases flow and move around. Want to make a stream of water look like it has frozen solid while still pouring? Try this experiment out!

Launch an Object!

Global Science Show - May 2020

For May's Global Science Show Phil has made a rocket launcher! Seriously... You can decide whether or not that was a good idea by watching the video above or if you want to watch the full version instead, go to the Engineer Inside Launch an Object challenge page!

3D Printed Science Tricks

Global Science Show - April 2020

An opening slide for the Global Science Show STEM Experiments Video

You might have heard of 3D printers before – it’s a robot that can squeeze melted plastic into just the shape we want it and make products from ideas into prototypes within hours. You may even have seen that people are using 3D printers to make PPE for healthcare workers at the moment. WMG are using 3D printers a little bigger than this one to do just that. Here are 3 tricks with 3D printed parts.

Graduate Trainee Engineers' STEM demonstrations.

An opening slide for the Graduate Trainee Engineer's STEM Experiments Video
Unfortunately during British Science Week we did have to cancel some events to keep our presenters and students in schools safe. To make sure that no one missed out we recorded videos with some of WMG's Graduate Trainee Engineers - Jacob Compton, Lauren Cooper, Josh Wallis and Lucas Bartol-Bibb demonstrating some really simple DIY STEM experiments.

How to build a pulley from toy construction sets

An opening slide from a video about pulleys

Find your construction toy sets and get ready - it's time to build a crane! We look at pulleys, how they work, what forces are involved and why this simple mechanism makes it so much easier to lift things.

Something to raise the spirits (amongst other things).