Physics Overview

Physical things with Physics!

How do we use Physics every day? Physicists work every day to answer that big question. Whether it be simple machines used in different places like construction work, gyms, boats, and playgrounds, or making lenses to be able to see distant stars through telescopes or see micr0organisms under the microscope!

Prompts to ask students to discuss and introduce the topic:

  • What do you think Physics is?
  • Where do you think Physicists work? What do they do?
  • Have you used a simple machine?
  • Have you seen a prism? Or used a telescope or microscope?
  • Have you ever been in an elevator or a joyride?


Return to the STEM Activity Library to access the physics engineering activities and other engineering majors.