Archive for the ‘ Physics ’ Category

Game For Science

Description

A free virtual world devoted to science and technology!

Explore all kinds of virtual islands depending on your interests: health, aeronautics, genomics, environment, engineering and more. You’ll find fun games, interesting facts and fascinating photos and videos – all on a science theme.

Age

12-16, 16+

Where can I get it?

Play on-line at

http://www.gameforscience.ca/

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SciMorph

Description
SciMorph isn’t a game or virtual world environment.  It is an augmented reality animated character.  This means that by useing a webcam you can appear on screen with this animated character.

This is aimed at primary school children and by clicking on screen buttons childrem can get scimorph to demonstrate a number of basic scientific principles about gravity, sound and bugs

Age
5-12

Where can I get it?
Access SciMorph via; http://scimorph.greatfridays.com/#/home

Institute of Physics games

Four brand new interactive games are now available to use in your teaching of energy and space to 13-16 year olds. These games are designed to help students to engage with the physics they need to use to solve problems and win the games.

SimEnergy 1

In this game the challenge for players help a family stay warm through the worst winter on record. SimEnergy 1 simulates the factors involved in insulating a building and makes it more fun to learn the physics by taking an enquiry approach. Each round poses a different challenge for pupils to investigate: Round 1- What everyday habits can you change to reduce heat loss? Round 2 – Where is most heat lost from a building? Round 3 – Which forms insulation are the most cost effective? Successful players in round 3 can be awarded an ‘eco-certificate’.

SimEnergy 2

Like ‘The Sims’, you are looking after a family and keeping their home supplied with electricity. In this scenario, the government has set a carbon dioxide quota for each household, so limiting their contribution to climate change. The player has to invest in renewable sources of electricity so that supply can match the family’s demand. Along the way, the player will find out which ones are cost effective and their advantages and disadvantages. The main goal is to survive four months, but you can only install one renewable per month. Your supply from renewables is initially topped up using electricity from the grid, but because of the CO2 quota, this may run out before the four months are up.

SimSpace

SimSpace is a game-based learning resource where players take on the role of space scientists, scouting the skies for Near Earth Objects (NEOs) that may pose a risk to life on Earth. The premise is that planet Earth is overdue a major impact from an asteroid or comet, and players are leading the effort to detect any NEOs heading our way. SimSpace can be played in small groups, by individuals or used in a whole class setting and is accompanied by comprehensive teacher support resources, handouts and suggested lesson ideas

SimSound

In this game, players get the opportunity to style a real, working rock band and work on their recordings. Players are presented with some wrinkles in the recorded sound that they have to iron out. On their way, they will learn how to analyse wave forms and use recording packages (in this case Audacity) to look at, interpret and manipulate sound waves.

Age
12-16

Where can I get it?
Download the games from;
http://www.iop.org/activity/education/Projects/simphysics/page_25851.html

DoomED

Description

DoomEd is a single-player first person shooter learning game that combines science and history with FPS action, taking players through the horror of bio-terrorism and WWII chemical experimentation gone wrong.

The backstory mixes factual content (the WW2 experiments at Porton Down, Chemical Defence Experimental Station, ‘urban exploration’ in disused London underground stations) with fiction and fantasy (a lost labyrinth populated with human mutants and military personnel who believe the war is still going on).

The action is set in the labyrinth of lost London underground stations and tunnels that have not been in operation for over fifty years. The game follows the conventions of FPS gameplay – interweaving between orientation/exploration and action/warfare with mutants but replacing puzzles with science-based problems and puzzles, drawing on appropriate aspects of the KS4 science curriculum.

DoomEd is a learning and games research project fromDESQ and University of Wolverhampton School of Education.

Age
16+
As a First Person Shooter this game contains violence which may not be suitable for all learners
The game is based on the video games Half Life and Half Life 2, Both of which have a Cert 15 Classification

Where can I get it?
Download the game from;  http://www.desq.co.uk/doomed/

Space Physics

Description
An addictive physics based game for Android phones in which the player draws lines and circles on screen, which come to life with the aim of getting a small ball to a star.

Age Range
16+

Where can I get it?
Buy from the android store

Crayon Physics

Description

In this downloadable physics game the player has to get the ball to hit a star by drawing boxes and lines, which become physical objects in the came.

Age Range

12-Adult

Where can I get it?

Download a free version at: http://crayon-physics.en.softonic.com/

Download a payed for Deluxe version at: http://www.crayonphysics.com/

Finger Physics

Description

Physics based puzzle game for the iPhone,  in which you construct, balance and destroy towers of blocks and magnets.

Age Range:
12- Adult

Where can I get it?

A free version and a paid for version are available from the itunes store