Public Engagement

Grab Your Curiosity and Come On In!
Are you 5 years old? 105? Want to learn about physics or share physics with others? We have physics for you.
Why Study Physics?

PhysicsCentral Website

Communicating the excitement and importance of physics to everyone. Visit to find out:

  • How things work
  • Updates on physics in the news
  • Latest research


A story-based activity that exposes middle school students to the fun and relevance of science. APS provides a free PhysicsQuest kit to registered 6-9th grade physical science classes, home school groups, science clubs, and after-school programs.


Grants for Informing the Public

APS annually awards several grants up to $10,000 to help APS members develop new physics outreach activities. Programs can be for traditional K-12 audiences or projects for engaging the public.

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Historic Physics Sites Initiative

APS identifies historic physics sites in the U.S. Once a site is recognized for historic importance, a brass commemorative plaque is presented in an installation ceremony.

Historic Physics Sites