Heave on a rope to lift a heavy bowling ball, then let it drop back down. As the bowling ball falls it forces air through a narrow tube, sending a small ball at the other end rocketing into the air.
How does a liquid's viscosity (or runniness) affect how it drips, pours or even spins? Compare three liquids to find out for yourself at this collection of sticky exhibits.
What can you build with the power of magnetism? Create your own unique sculptures around our towers of strong magnets using metal building materials from washers to teaspoons and more...
Sandwiched between two sheets of glass, a honeycomb of bubbles slowly creeps high above your head, is washed away, then forms all over again. Examine beautiful bubbles up close at Bubble Wall.
The iconic Grain Pit exhibit from the original Launchpad gallery has been reinvented for the new gallery as the brand-new Big Machine. Discover how simple machines can make moving things easier.
Take a look at a friend through our lined-up lenses. How do they look? Lenses change how we see things, making your friend look bigger, smaller or even upside down.
Get pedalling! The energy of the turning pedals is converted into electricity. Can you power a light bulb, a radio or even a hairdryer? Which one will need you to pedal the hardest?
An incredible mousetrap-style machine was built in a deserted warehouse in Cornwall. It ran for just one day, but we captured it on film. Watch the chain reaction unfold in Launchpad.
Test out your circuit-building knowledge with this series of electrical challenges. Can you turn the lights on, construct a hand dryer or even wire a burglar alarm?
Countless Colours has three incredibly vivid and intense bulbs that allow you to make any colour you want. Rich reds, mellow yellows and deep purples are all possible on this compelling exhibit.