Physics at home

Ideas for students learning Physics at home. Suitable for the 14-16 age range. Compiled by colleagues at the Institute of Physics.

For students working remotely because of school closures, or during school holidays. These ideas are divided by physics topic. We hope this saves time right now, along with the Physics project ideas for 11-14 links. The activities are not the standard school physics practicals (which would not be advised due to safety) and have all been safety-checked. BUT, it is still advised that you do your own risk assessment.


Forces & Motion

Waves in matter

Light and EM Waves


Magnetism and electromagnetism


Best used after teacher-led introduction to the energy topic to avoid confusion.


Atomic Structure


Collated by the IOP’s Professional Practice Group. See IOPSpark and TalkPhysics for more.