The term physics is derived from the Greek word “Physika” meaning “knowledge of nature.” Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its fundamental constituents, its motion and behavior through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, with its main goal being to understand how the universe works and behaves. Physics helps us to understand how the world around us works, from aircrafts, light bulbs and cell phones to muscles, lungs, and brains; from paints, water jets and oil filters to cameras, cars, and cathedrals; from earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes to quarks, DNA and black holes. Physics helps us to organize and understand the universe. It deals with fundamentals and helps us to see the connections between all. Many of you must have heard of some famous physics scientists- Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Galileo Galilei. Their contribution to science, technology and understanding of the universe is unmatched for. The laws of physics that govern the nature of matter are timeless and the foundation of all that we see around us.
Advances in physics often enable advances in new technologies. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism, solid-state physics, and nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.
Did you know: Einstein’s theory of Mass Energy Equivalence is one of the most famous and interesting physics facts.
Physics is fun. In this program, students learn the statics and motion of fluid dynamics, oscillation, hydraulics, and pneumatics. With experiments and models, they learn about the law of forces, motion and energy, that causes ships to float and airplanes to fly. What is gravity, why is the shape of a car important, how do power plants work? We learn these concepts through engaging and easy to perform physical demonstrations.
This Program is Only offered through our amazing Partners as a Classroom Program or After-School enrichment.