April 24 is National Physics Day

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. – J. Robert Oppenheimer

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated April 24 as the second annual National Physics Day, to be celebrated as part of National Science and Technology Week.

In 2006, Deborah Halber, News Office Correspondent at MIT, likened children to scientists by summarizing a recent body of research, stating, “The way kids play and explore suggests that children believe cause-and-effect relationships in the world are governed by fundamental laws rather than by mysterious forces.”

Here’s how you can observe National Physics Day today:


About Traci S. Williams-Nurse

Dr. Traci Williams-Nurse is a licensed psychologist who specialized in child, adolescent and family psychology. Her interests include child development, family functioning, video games and food. She was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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3 Responses to April 24 is National Physics Day

  1. watcher says:

    April 24th is not a Wednesday. That link is from 1996.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out!

  3. Pingback: April 24th « cjanasdreams

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