Physics deals with the understanding of natural phenomena and applying this understanding to use the phenomena for development of technology and for the betterment of society. Physics practical work involves 'learning by doing'. It clarifies concepts and lays the seed for enquiry. Careful and stepwise observation of sequences during an experiment or activity facilitate personal investigation as well as small group or team learning.

A practical physics course should enable students to do experimentson the fundamental laws and principles, and gain experience of using a variety of measuring instruments. Practical work enhances basic learning skills. Main skills developed by practical work in physics are MANIPULATIVE SKILLS, OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS, DRAWING SKILLS, REPORTING SKILLS.