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Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

Physics Games for Kids

Physicsgames.net is a fantastic site geared toward teaching kids (and adults) about the universal properties of physics through fun, interactive games. There are over 200 games available for play. Here are my top 3:

1. Cargo Bridge

Cargo Bridge is a structural-design game where players get to design a bridge using different materials of various strength that will span a gap. The bridge has to be structurally sound enough for the movers to bring cargo of increasing weight across the bridge.

2. Magic Pen

Magic Pen is a fun game with a simple (yet difficult) concept: Get the ball to the flag. You are able to draw shapes to drop on the ball to get it moving in a specific direction. All properties of gravity and force are present (ie, the larger the mass, the more force it will apply).

3. Fantastic Contraption

Fantastic Contraption is another great game with a seemingly simple concept: build a machine that will go from point A to point B. You have a variety of tools that do specific tasks to add to your machine that enable motion and stability.

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