Science Behind Science Fiction: The Physics of Star Wars

Ahhh, Star Wars, arguably one of the most popular movie franchises in history. Even if you are among the three or so people on the planet who have never seen a Star Wars film, you probably still know who Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, or Han Solo are. Who didn’t love seeing the Millenium Falcon jump …

Science At Play: Physics Tricks

Materials to Collect Smooth surface  Large container ½ full of water  Tray   Marker cap  Tablecloth with no seamed edge  Egg Try it! Tablecloth Trick: Set up your tablecloth under your large container of water on a smooth surface. You want a couple of inches of tablecloth to extend past the container on one side. Hold …

Science Sunday: The Broom Challenge is Basic Physics

For this special edition of Science Sunday, we are taking on a challenge that seems to have swept over social media recently. Today, we are going to look at the science behind the broom challenge.  According to the challenge, you can balance a broom to stand up all on its own- but only on February …

Science Sunday: How balls bounce

Check out this sports-themed edition of Science Sunday for Father’s Day as Mark Dixon and Aoife Ryle illustrate the physics behind how balls bounce. Try out some simple experiments using balls around your house to see how force and energy transfer work together to make balls bounce in your favorite sports. https://www.wfsb.com/science-sunday-how-balls-bounce/video_8b783b06-793f-57d6-b836-92ff0199f608.html Mark Dixon is …