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Last updated date: 01st Mar 2024
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Overview of Physics

Kids, as we all know, Science as a subject is quite vast. Science is divided into three parts: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Today let us focus on Physics. Do you know what Physics is? It is a branch of Science that helps us study and learn about force and matter and energy and motion. It also studies and provides us information on electricity, sound, light, astronomy, and many more things.


Physics also gives us information on why and how things move, like gravity. It also tells us that all three things- an object, force and its energy are all interdependent.


So today, let us learn some new concepts of Physics and also look at some Physics facts in everyday life.



Learning Physics


Learning Physics


What is Physics?

The name Physics originated from a Greek word that means “Knowledge of Nature”. It has been around us for the longest time. The foremost principle of physics is to understand how the universe works. It helps us to expand our knowledge about the universe. Physics is the concept of interaction between matter and energy and their studies. It is all about trying to figure out what things do and why they do it. 


Physics Fun Facts

There are many extraordinary and amusing Physics facts that kids need to know. They can learn about various topics like gravity, electricity, light, sound, and much more. Some Physics fun facts for kids about Physics will surprise them.

  • Can you believe that from Earth to Moon, the light reaches in just 1.255 seconds?

  • Did you know that you will weigh much less if you are on the moon than on Earth?  

  • If asked what is more heavy - a ton of feather or brick? You would automatically say brick. But you will be amazed to know that neither is heavier, both have equal masses, but the feathers will make a larger pile because of their low density. 

  • There is zero gravity in space. It means that your body will always float when in space, and you will not be at rest, meaning that you cannot sit or stand in space.


Which Object is Lighter


Which Object is Lighter?


Physics Activities for Kids

To enrich a child’s learning, teachers and parents can add a handful of activities to their routine or in the classroom. To make Physics interesting for kids, below are some fun activities that can be introduced to them early.

1. Magnets

Give the child a magnet and tell him to figure out what all things or materials around the classroom or home are magnetic and will stick to the magnet. 


The Magnet Activity


The Magnet Activity


2. Gravity

Makes the child drop some objects like feathers, shoes, books, or a sheet of paper from a higher position. Ask them to note why some things fall fast, and some take time to reach the ground. 


Activity Explaining Gravity


Activity Explaining Gravity


3. Light

Take kids out in the garden and make them study shadows. Tell them to make notes on why shadows change direction at different times of the day. Tell them why there is no darkness when the light is turned on. 

4. Motion and Inertia

Kids have rolled their toys many times without realising that it is a part of Physics. Some toys or cars have to apply more push, whereas some roll fast with a slight push only.



Motion and Inertia


Motion and Inertia


These activities will help them understand Physics better, and it will also make them aware of some Science unknown facts.


Summary

From the above article, we have learnt that Physics is one of the major branches of science. It teaches us about push and pulls, energy and its different forms. It further helps us understand the world around us. We can find Physics in our everyday life. Introducingpphysics to kids by way of simple day-to-day experiments could be an addition to their learning. Now that kids know what physics is, they are ready to read the other concepts of Physics, which will be given in other articles.

FAQs on Physics Fun Facts

1. How is Physics different from Chemistry and Biology?

Even though Physics, Chemistry and Biology are all integral parts of Science, the three branches also have their own identities. Where Physics tells us all about matter and  energy and what happens if and when it is applied to an object, Chemistry explains to us all about its properties; Biology enriches us with the study of living things.

2. Who is the Father of Physics, and why?

This can be one of the unknown amazing Science facts that Issac Newton is considered the Father of Physics because he revolutionised the era of Physics with his laws of motion. Due to his laws of motion, we got to know about friction. Their further study made the invention of many devices possible that work on the principle of those laws. His third law of motion (every action has an equal and opposite reaction) told us how we are able to walk on the ground.

3. Tell one of the Physics facts in everyday life.

Did you know that hot water freezes faster than cool water? This happens because of the evaporation process; as evaporation cools down the hot water, it tends to freeze faster.