How to explain quantum physics to a five years old?

2023 Jan 13

Quantum physics is a science that studies very small things, like atoms and particles. Imagine that you have a toy box full of tiny toy balls. In the big world, we can see and touch things, and we know where they are and how they move. But in the tiny world of atoms and particles, things work differently. Sometimes, we can’t see where a particle is, and it can be in two places at once. It’s like trying to find a toy ball in your toy box without looking inside- you can only guess where it is. Scientists use special tools to study the tiny world and learn more about how it works.