Nature is a Puzzle
What does the world look like to a scientist?
Puzzles are a challenge for your brain, and there's no greater puzzle than the inner workings of the world around you. In this course we will dispense with number-crunching and mathematics in search of something more useful: physical insight.
There are no prerequisites for this course — in it you'll explore the laws of physics and principles of engineering and learn the rules as you play. There will be plenty of surprises along the way, but by the end you'll have gained the understanding and insight to look at the world in a different way.
Learn as you play with these scientific puzzles.
Break down these structures to learn how to build them.
Build a bridge between physics and engineering with rods and joints.
All aboard the gear train.
Are you feeling dizzy? Force balance into your life with these great puzzles.
Can you use pulleys to lift an elephant with your hand?
This game follows the same rules as a particle accelerator.
Explore what happens when matter and energy are on the move.
Heat causes matter to expand, but not in the way you might think.
Heat is always flowing, and you'll need to follow it to solve these puzzles.
The water pressure that empties your water cooler can lift a car and explode a barrel.
Pipes are in your walls and under your skin.
Would you take a ride on a concrete canoe?
Illuminate your path to the quantum realm.
Explore the puzzling nature of light by building a camera.
Are you trapped in a hall of mirrors? Optics can see you out.
Don't get zapped by these charge puzzles.
Flip switches and screw in light bulbs to learn the rules of electricity.
The world looks darker when you look through sunglasses. Usually.