Entries by Jonathan

Experiment Zone Launch

Our partners the Centre for Life today launched their new Experiment Zone – a space for exploration and practical science. We were delighted to be there to join the celebrations, and see CBBC science specialist Fran Scott doing her thing: The purpose of the event, though, was to see the new zone in action. It’s a laboratory space, but […]

Your Universe: Explored

One of the projects Think Physics is partnered with is Explore Your Universe, a national campaign celebrating the physical sciences and run by the Association for Science & Discovery Centres and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. We’re delivering a range of workshops and activities, and on Saturday we capped off a frenetic  British Science Week by hosting […]

Solar Eclipse and Physics in Perspective

We’ve had a predictably hectic first British Science Week here in Think Lab and around the region. We’ll catch up with reporting next week once we’ve had a bit of a lie down in a darkened room, but speaking of darkened: you might have noticed the solar eclipse this morning. We were out on the Northumbria […]

Tinkering Thursday: March 5th “Turn it off!” edition

Andrew has invented the ANNOY-O-TRON!! It’s in block capitals and has two exclamation marks, to be particularly annoying. A development of the previous instrumented pendulum, the ANNOY-O-TRON!! features several key advances: Annoyingly many ‘compile / wait / upload / wait / fail / turn off / wait / turn back on / wait’ cycles. Annoying choice of annoyingly loud GarageBand synthesised instrument. […]

Isaac Physics workshop – Gallery

Today we’re hosting a teachers’ workshop delivered by Ally Davies of the Isaac Physics project, which aims to support and develop problem-solving skills amongst A-level physics students. It’s deliberately and – we’re finding today – rather gloriously challenging. We’ll have more to say about Isaac Physics in the coming months, but for now, here’s a gallery of […]


Large boxes. Small boxes. Boxes with packing chips. Boxes with inflatable air cushions. Boxes with other boxes inside them. Boxes of boxes. Think Physics is all about the cardboard. And, of course, about the potential contained therein. Take this, for example: In the eyes of a physicist, a rubber mallet allows us to solve all […]