Physics Physics

What is Physics?

 

Physics is the study of matter and its motion through space and time. Albert Einstein was one of the most famous physicists. With his powerful imagination and curious mind, he investigated challenging questions about things like the nature of light, gravity, and time.

Physics Stuff:

Einstein in Time

Einstein in Time

Take a quick look at where Einstein's curiosity took him—and the world.

Atomic Mobile

Atomic Mobile

Make a carbon mobile with scissors, wire, pipe cleaners, and clay.

Light Quest

Light Quest

How enlightened are you about the subject of light? Play this trivia game to find out!

Light, Matter, and Energy

Light, Matter, and Energy

Where did Einstein get his great ideas? Find out with this virtual tour.

Make Your Own Einstein Stationery

Make Your Own Einstein Stationery

Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect

Einstein believed that messing up was a part of being successful-an idea that, itself, has proven relevance.

See the Light

See the Light

Take an enlightening look at light with these three easy experiments.

Space and Time

Space and Time

How do you describe your place in the 4th dimension?

Space Jell-O

Space Jell-O

Mix up some Jell-O, and find out how space bends around anything with mass. 

Thinking in Three Dimensions

Thinking in Three Dimensions

Explore the third dimension by building an origami waterbomb!

Train of Thought

Train of Thought

Take your imagination on a wonderful, mind-bending trip with these "thought experiments"!

Views from Windows

Views from Windows

Take a personal look at how the height and velocity of your vantage point can affect the view.