The Physics of Innovation

Where does technology come from? Virtually all of the technology we enjoy today is powered by the four key scientific concepts of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity, and general relativity. Enjoy this inspirational video featuring Dr. Richard Epp, Manager of Scientific Outreach. This kit includes the DVD resource, and an accompanying teacher's guide with worksheets and activities. Suitable for grades 9 through 12. This educational resource was created in conjunction with students and teachers across Canada and was made possible by the generous support of BlackBerry.

Kit includes:

  • Live Presentation Video of The Physics of Innovation
  • Powerpoint presentation file
  • Video image cascades of technological applications
  • Animations illustrating key science concepts
  • Teacher’s Guide


9 -12

Curriculum Links:

  • Science and Technology
  • Science and Society
  • Science and the Environment
  • Scientific Literacy
  • Careers in Science
  • Mathematics and Science

Other Topics Covered:

  • Electromagnetism
  • Special Relativity
  • General Relativity
  • Quantum Mechanics