This lets you alter the initial velocity, mass, and angle of a
frictionless inclined plane.
Lets you study the range equation in a "golf" like setting. A
bit more of a challenge when you use the "air" option.
The basic air track with two blocks. You can change the coefficient
of restitution, initial masses, and velocities.
Put several masses on a see-saw in an effort to balance the system.
Simple Harmonic Motion
Have you ever wanted a pendulum and a mass on a spring next to
each other on planets with a g different than Earth's?
This one is not quite finished yet, but this "sneak preview" is
quite functional. Lets you deal with 2D elastic/inelastic collisions
on a flat (or tilted) table, and even use magnetic pucks!
Driven Harmonic Motion (1 mass)
Apply a small driving force to a mass between two spring. Helps
you understand natural and resonant frequencies.
Driven Harmonic Motion (2 masses)
Similar to above, but with an additional mass and spring. You
can observe different modes of resonance.
Harmonic Motion (2-D)
Another module with a vibrating mass.
Freefall Lab - Terminal Velocity
Did you ever think of all the physics involved when you drop a
ball (or an expensive plate)?
Moment of Inertia
A lab where you can learn about rotational inertia.
Why do some things float and others don't? Learn about mass, volume,
A Floating Log
If a log is 2 m in radius and 10 m long, how much weight can I
put on it? Find out here.
Force on A Wing
A very simple illustration of the force on an airplane wing. Created
for COSI Toledo (they have a nice wind tunnel!).
Shoot the Monkey (New)
The classic example firing directly towards a falling target.
Due to the laws of physics it is rather hard to miss. Fling a
few balloons at a strange looking monkey.
Center of Mass (New)
"Build it and they will come," or at least "they" will show you
where the center of mass is located as you add small blocks of
mass to a large field.