Science is filled with interesting facts the majority of people learned at various ages as they attended school. Even if you do not remember the exact details about specific facts or equations developed as part of a theory or principle, you will most likely recall these facts from your educational experiences:
- The Law of Gravity – Everyone knows the basic principles behind gravity: You toss an object up in the air, and it must come down. Sir Isaac Newton was the one to make the discovery and developed a mathematical equation for calculating the specific gravitational force exerted on objects.
- Why the Sky Is Blue – If anyone has ever used a prism, you know sunlight consists of a full spectrum of colors. The reason the sky is blue is because the other colors are cancelled out as sunlight passes through the upper atmosphere. In the morning and evening, the sunlight has to travel further, so other colors are able to be seen.
- How Rainbows Are Formed – While there is an old Irish myth about being able to find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, scientifically speaking, rainbows are formed when sunlight is refracted through water droplets, much like a prism. It is the refracted light which makes the rainbow in the sky.
- Who Developed the Theory of Relativity – From teens to adults, while you may not understand the theory of relativity, you should know it was developed by Albert Einstein. It is our perception of time, in relativity to the actual amount of time that has passed, like spending an actual hour doing something, but, to you, it only feels like you have been doing it for a few minutes.
- The Uncertainty Principle – Postulated by Werner Heisenberg, this principle stipulates that it is impossible to know two properties of a particle simultaneously. In other words, you might know the relative momentum of the particle, but not the position of an electron, and vice versa.
- The Big Bang Theory – This theory postulates the universe was formed from a major expansive event, resulting in the expansion of the universe. Out of all scientific facts, the Big Bang Theory is one of the most widely known ones.
- What Clouds Are Made Of and How They Form – Even if you do not remember the four different classifications for clouds (cumulus, cirrus, nimbus, and stratus), you should remember clouds consist of water and ice crystals. Clouds are created when moist air rises into the sky and the water droplets cool.
- The Buoyancy Principle – Discovered by Archimedes, this principle simply stated that when an object was placed into water, the weight of the object was equal to the weight of the water displaced by the object. In other words, this is why water levels rise when you get into the bathtub or swimming pool.
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