15 Apps to Keep Your Physics Lessons Engaging

In today’s technological society, the internet provides access to vast stores of knowledge. As a result, teachers should always look to utilise new applications to help make their physics lessons captivating and engaging to students. Listed below are fifteen of the essential apps that you should add to your toolbox.

As you will see, physics can be lots of fun!

15 physics tools for an interactive classroom

1. VMS Velocity and Acceleration Animation

This unique app provides teachers with the opportunity to depict the physics involved in motion. The handy animations will help you describe and explain it as they illustrate the complicated elements involved with velocity and acceleration in an easy-to-understand graphic!

2. Audio Sky Tours - Astronomy

Everyone loves gazing at stars in the sky, and this application will help you teach your students about the physics behind stars along with the history involved in astronomy.

3. Bridge Constructor Playground

Gone are the days of building popsicle bridges. Instead, with this awesome app, you can allow your students to try their hand at a career in constructing bridges. With a variety of challenges, this app will give your students hands-on experience with practical elements of physics.

4. Newtonium Physics Simulator

This application illustrates and portrays various questions posed by physicists. With an engaging simulator, the app will help keep your students entertained while they work to solve complex problems.

5. PhysicsOne Gravity

This physics app will enable your students to begin creating and then investigate several lab experiments that involve gravity and its effects. For example, students can explore a laboratory before beginning to study gravity through hands-on experiments.

6. Crazy Machines

Serving as one of the most unique applications on this list, “crazy machines” grants students the opportunity to create experiments and test a variety of problems that are related to science and physics. With a mad professor as their guide, this app promises to encourage students to delve into the convoluted world of physics.

7. Coaster Physics

By combining the excitement of riding on a roller coaster along with the physics involved in creating a safe ride, this app allows students to begin constructing their own roller coaster from the ground up. As it allows students to create and then test their imaginative builds, this app will help keep students engrossed in understanding the fundamental physics behind roller coasters.

8. SimpleRockets

Similar to Coaster Physics, this application grants students the ability to test whether they are fit to become a rocket scientist. By allowing students to construct their own rocket as well as several systems that power it, this app explains the physics behind space travel in an easy to understand and fun interface.

9. Exploriments: Electricity

Enabling students to explore the physics involved in electrical circuits, this app will help explain the complicated processes involved in powering houses, cars, as well as smaller, simple devices. Students can mess around with switches which will help them begin to understand the role physics plays in controlling circuits.

10. Mechanics & Physics By WAGmob

As one of the most detailed apps on the list, this physics app provides students with access to a variety of summary notes and physics articles. Furthermore, this app also includes a variety of study cards and tests which will help your student self-study. By implementing this app in your classroom, you can begin to help your students understand the basic, core aspects of physics.

11. Tory Odyssey: Motion Commotion

Staged in a post-apocalyptic world, this app challenges students to survive by forcing them to account for physics. By combining the thrilling elements of an action-adventure game along with the intrinsic science behind physics, this app gives students the best of both worlds.

12. Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

Who wouldn’t want to explore Edison’s abandoned laboratory? This app allows you to do so while explaining the science behind his early experiments. It’s an animated journey full of fun surprises and games.

13. BookWidgets

With BookWidgets you can create interactive exercises. Yes, even for physics. Take a look at these fun physics examples, made with BookWidgets in this blog post. You can use the worksheet widget when students are experimenting. That way, they can easily report to the teacher.

14. Brain It On! Physics Puzzles

Challenging you to solve various puzzles, this app forces students to utilize their knowledge of physics in order to solve the difficult problems. The “puzzle” aspect makes it fun and engaing.

15. Complete Physics

With more than fifteen different topics covered and thoroughly discussed in this app, it grants students with access to answers to a variety of questions and complicated ideas. Furthermore, this app will allow students to write notes, highlight materials, and return to their questions.

Overall, by beginning to utilise applications in your classroom, you can begin creating physics lessons which will both inform your students while keeping them interested.

This article was proudly supplied by Point to Point Education, who are the teaching overseas experts. We hope this article helped keep your Physics lessons more engaging!

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