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Play it again, PiA! Physics experiments every year at Christmas time

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With the motto “24 experiments until Christmas”, the University of Göttingen and the German Physical Society (DPG) offer physics experiments such as an Advent calendar. It is science, fun and you can win lots of prizes.


PiA – Physics in Advent is an Advent calendar with a difference: a physics Advent calendar. It enables us to present 24 small, simple experiments and physics mysteries to young researchers and anybody who enjoys things like this. Our aim is to awaken your interest in doing experiments yourself or to make it exciting to watch them.

Every day from the 1st to 24th December there is a video clip of an experiment which you can do yourself afterwards. You can then answer the questions on the website and also watch a video of the solution to the question asked by the experiment. In addition to the fun of experimenting, you can win something, too, in the categories of individuals, school classes and entire schools.

Anyone can participate and register for free at www.physik-im-advent.de. Registration started on 1st November and the game will begin on 1st December.

The PiA – Physik im Advent project was launched in 2013 and designed for students in school years 5 to 10, complete school classes and entire schools. The physics Advent calendar is offered in English and German. Parents, teachers, students or anyone interested in physics phenomena are also encouraged to join.

Through Physik im Advent, the University of Göttingen and the DPG wish to entertain us and teach us at the same time.

The project gets the support of many scientists, television stars and politicians: the musician Wincent Weiss, the astronaut Alexander Gerst and Barry Barish, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 to name but a few.

More about PiA on the social media:
- https://twitter.com/PhysicsInAdvent
- https://www.facebook.com/PhysikImAdvent



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