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KET Virtual Physics Labs - Torque

KET - Kentucky Educational Television

Education, Reference

IOS
GBP 2.99

A fully functioning virtual version of a classic physics lab apparatus: Torque. This app can be used to study rotational equilibrium using a system including a rigid body (meter stick), a variable-position fulcrum, clamps, hangers, masses, and even balloons for upward forces. Use it as a lab replacement in the classroom, as a demonstration tool, as a study aid for homework, or just for exploration.

This apparatus is just like the real thing, with a few added benefits. You can adjust the fulcrum position from 0 to 100 cm on the meter stick. You can add up to 4 clamps and hangers to distribute downward forces via masses anywhere along the meter stick. The masses include 10 different ‘Mystery’ masses whose weights can be determined through experimentation. You can also add up to 4 balloons, of variable buoyancy, to the system to throw in some upward forces - something truly unique to this virtual environment. These upward forces can be perpendicular or at whatever angle you decide. The app also has the option for massless clamps to test more theoretical situations. Try it today!

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KET Healthy Me

Free
This game from KET has two challenges – hand washing and teeth brushing. In the first challenge, young learners have 30 seconds to scrub all the dirt off of some pretty filthy hands. In the second challenge, children have two minutes to brush through layers of food and grime until the teeth sparkle.

To preschool-age children, 30 seconds can seem like hours, and two minutes an eternity. So when you ask them to wash their hands for 30 seconds or brush their teeth for two minutes, chances are they will barely make it 20 seconds on either task.

A great way to give students a concept of these time frames is to have them perform simulations of these tasks for the recommended amounts of time. The two-part game Healthy Me does exactly that. It is a fun, interactive way for kids to get a sense of how long 30 seconds and two minutes are so that they have a better understanding of how much time they need to spend washing their hands and brushing their teeth....
KET Virtual Physics Labs - Torque

£2.99
A fully functioning virtual version of a classic physics lab apparatus: Torque. This app can be used to study rotational equilibrium using a system including a rigid body (meter stick), a variable-position fulcrum, clamps, hangers, masses, and even balloons for upward forces. Use it as a lab replacement in the classroom, as a demonstration tool, as a study aid for homework, or just for exploration.

This apparatus is just like the real thing, with a few added benefits. You can adjust the fulcrum position from 0 to 100 cm on the meter stick. You can add up to 4 clamps and hangers to distribute downward forces via masses anywhere along the meter stick. The masses include 10 different ‘Mystery’ masses whose weights can be determined through experimentation. You can also add up to 4 balloons, of variable buoyancy, to the system to throw in some upward forces - something truly unique to this virtual environment. These upward forces can be perpendicular or at whatever angle you decide. The app also has the option for massless clamps to test more theoretical situations. Try it today!...