Physics of the Everyday View more

Investigate everyday physics, from household objects to weather patterns.

Book 38 Lessons

Course description

Discover physics in unexpected places: from refrigerators and toilets, to traffic jams and water towers.

By the end of this course, you'll use powerful ideas like forces, energy, and estimation to catch criminals, design bridges, and throw axes through the lens of a physicist.

Topics covered

  • Estimation
  • Forces
  • Heat
  • Kinematics
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Momentum
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Potential Energy
  • Pressure
  • Rotational Dynamics
  • Torque
  • Weather

Prerequisites and next steps

This course is enjoyed by anyone excited about actively learning how to think like a physicist! A nodding familiarity with basic concepts like heat, energy, and force will help.