Of course it wouldn’t be science if we didn’t
shoot things out of cannons.
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be science if we didn’t shoot things out
of cannons. This classic app allows you
to fire various projectiles while changing the mass, angle, and initial velocity.
Most of us will simply want to crash
cars, but a physics student should be
able to calculate the time and distance,
based on initial parameters, and then
check her work.
equations, yet students often struggle
with graphing. This tool makes it easy
for students to visualize various functions and gain a more intuitive feel for
the relationship between functions
and real-world phenomena.
I have highlighted only a small number of applications on this site. There are
many more, including an app to experiment with vectors and acceleration (it’s
irresistible—it’s got a game called the
“arena of pain”) to programs that allow
you to investigate quantum mechanics,
torque, advanced chemistry, calculus,
If you have a computer and an Internet
connection, PhET gives you a science lab
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Mathematics is often seen as a dull field,
but this is really not fair. There is a lot
to explore in math, and these apps are
arithmetic. This nice drill-and-prac-tice tool helps you practice multiplication, division, and factoring skills
while providing a visualization that
helps you see the relationship between
• Plinko Probability
plinko-probability. The game of Plinko
is interesting because it demonstrates a
number of principles of statistics, and
it naturally tends to build a normal
Gaussian curve. Students can learn
about probability with this app and
maybe get an advantage at the next
carnival they attend.
• Equation Grapher
equation-grapher. One of the most
interesting things students learn in
algebra is the visual representation of
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