Image and Video Library. Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills. By Tanner Higgin, Graphite Chances are, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you’ve played Angry Birds.
While Candy Crush Saga might currently top the charts, Angry Birds is the best selling app of all time. From an educator’s perspective, what’s exciting about Angry Birds’ popularity versus something like Candy Crush is that getting good at Angry Birds means skillfully – and often unconsciously – using conceptual physics knowledge. It’s something video games have been doing for years, but Angry Birds brought it to a mass audience, sneaking a bit of science into many students’ digital diets.
Here are five other games for the Angry Birds fan that do an even better job of integrating physics and problem solving into addictive, just-one-more-try experiences. 1. The first of two indie classics on this list, Crayon Physics Deluxe might be five years old, but it has aged well. 2. 3. Roller coasters have long been a favorite example for physics teachers. 4. 5. The Particle Adventure. US NSF - Physics Classroom Resources. High School (Grades 9-12) Physics Activities, Lesson Plans, Worksheets & Handouts.
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The computer simulation was carried out using the cosmological hydrodynamic simulation code P-Gadget on facilities provided by the Moore Foundation in the McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon University. Simulation and visualization by Yu Feng (CMU), Tiziana Di Matteo (CMU), Rupert Croft (CMU), Volker Springel (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies), Nishikanta Khandai (CMU), Anirban Jana (Pittsburgh SuperComputing Center), Jeff Gardner (University of Washington). The density of matter is shown on a false color scale, with the densest regions in yellow and the least dense in red and black. More details in: Di Matteo et al., Feng et al Galaxy cluster Watch a time warp of the formation of a cluster of galaxies.
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