4 Apps in This Bundle
These simulations can be used to explore the physics of springs, spring-mass systems, simple harmonic motion, conservation of mechanical energy, and the simple pendulum.They are part of Polyhedron Physics Plus, a set of 24 iPad apps for use in the classroom. To see how they work, try the FREE PP+ Newton’s 2nd Law lab.
In addition to a 3D simulation that produces realistic data, each lab includes introductory videos, background theory, experimental procedure, analysis and reporting tools, pre- and post-lab quizzes, and teacher support materials.
These labs can serve as replacements for hands-on labs, especially when equipment is not available, or as supplements to hands-on labs. They are also a suitable option for students in distance learning situations. Formative and summative evaluations showed no significant difference in learning between students using the virtual labs and those using hands-on labs. Preliminary results suggest increased learning by students using the virtual labs as supplements to hands-on.
Polyhedron Physics was developed by Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc. with partial funding provided under contract numbers ED-07-CO-0040 and ED-IES-11-C-0029 from the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
- Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc.
- 134.2 MB
Requires iOS 15.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- © 2022 by Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc.
- App Bundle $5.99
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.