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:
- Check out the Physics section of Kids.gov
- Or at Science Kids
- For adults: Celebrate National Physics Day with the Big Bang Theory