Court of Motion

Motion is the change in position of an object—but what forces can cause an object to move? What makes an object stop moving? Can objects move on their own? How is motion made easier? How is energy transferred from one object to another? Is motion predictable?

The exhibits in the Court of Motion will answer these questions, each of which is designed to arouse curiosity and to underscore basic physical laws. Some exhibits will demonstrate phenomena whose principles have been known since antiquity, while others will leave participants scratching their heads in awe.