Embedded in a sea of enemy particles, players must avoid collisions as they
propel their own particle to the goal. New levels bring new challenges and
new forces to contend with. Players have to budget their energy use as they
grapple with gravity, electric forces, and the effects of Newton's laws of
Hint: Be Patient, don't get click happy. Click on one side of the green
particle to create an explosion which propels it in the opposite direction
towards the goal. Closer you click the faster it goes.
EdGE — On the edge of science and play! The Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC hopes to show that learning happens in all kinds of places by investigating the possibilities—and challenging the assumptions—of game-based learning environments. EdGE is designing and studying games whose mechanics mirror real scientific phenomena, but more importantly, are fun to play.
EdGE at TERC Copyright 2013.
Work made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation (DRK12 grant #1119144). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect views of the National Science Foundation.
Ratings and Reviews
Simple interface teaches a good deal of Newtonian physics
Don't let the beautiful graphics or seemly simple game rules fool you, this is a first-rate educational game. As you move through the increasingly complicated levels, more and more real world physics plays into the solution. A most enjoyable way to learn--and teach!
Hint: use impulses to move obstacles, not just your "game piece." Bank shots are also helpful!
Easy at first, but
Fun game, easy to get into and make progress at first. Harder later on! Having an understanding of the physics involved (or learning on the fly as you progress) helps, but it still can get pretty tough! Watch your energy use and be strategic.
The most fun refresher of Newton's second law of motion ever! This particle propelling game is totally addictive and captivating (and I'm an adult). Can't wait to commandeer my husband's iPad to play it (I previously played it on a laptop). Go go EdGE@TERC and GameGurus!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.