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#### A Cart that Shoots a Ball Straight Up

In this animation, a moving cart shoots a ball straight up. Students get to vote on where the ball will land, and then... see more

This activity lets you experiment with color addition from virtual lightsources which produce red, green, and blue light.... see more

#### Albert Einstein's Theory of... Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity

This series of animations lets you view a "fly-by" and "fly-through" of a house at different percentages of the speed of... see more

#### Describing Motion with Position vs.... Describing Motion with Position vs. Time Graphs

Introduces position vs. time graphs. Discusses what their shape and slope mean, and how to determine slope. Includes... see more

#### Finding Patterns

Build a pattern to complete a sequence of patterns. Study a sequence of three patterns of squares in a grid and build the... see more

#### Free Fall and the Acceleration of... Free Fall and the Acceleration of Gravity

Describes what free fall and the acceleration of gravity are. (The acceleration due to gravity is approximated in this... see more

A Java applet that lets students create vectors on a cartesian coordinate system, and then add them graphically. Users... see more

#### Golf Range!

This simulation lets users study projectile motion in a "golf" setting. The launch velocity and launch angle of the "golf... see more

#### Hearing: Frequency and Volume

Test your hearing range by listening to low-, medium-, and high-frequency sounds. Compare the relative loudness of sounds... see more

#### How Electromagnets Work

Explains the differences between permanent magnets and electromagnets. Shows you how to make your own small electromagnet... see more

#### How Light Works

What light is, and ways of thinking about it (particles and waves). Discussion of the electromagnetic spectrum, white... see more

#### How to Make a Roller Coaster Work

In this simulation, students learn about kinetic and potential energy by finding the best start point for a car of a... see more

#### How We Hear

This animation illustrates how sound waves cause us to hear.

#### How X-Rays Work

What x-rays are. How an x-ray machine works, and uses of x-rays/x-ray machines. Includes pictures and diagrams. A basic... see more

#### Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

Investigate how an inclined plane redirects and reduces the force pulling a brick downward, with or without friction. A... see more

#### Introduction to What Sound Is

A simple animation that illustrates how air molecules move in sound waves, one dimensionally.

#### Sounds: Allow the Wave to Expand

This animation shows how air molecules move, 2 dimensionally, in a sound wave.

#### Subtractive Colors

This allows users to experiment with color subtraction from virtual paints which produce cyan, yellow, and magenta spots.... see more

#### A Hanging Bicycle Wheel (not... A Hanging Bicycle Wheel (not spinning)

In this animation, students must figure out what happens to a bicycle wheel hanging from a rope at the end of its axle,... see more

#### Center of Mass

This simulation lets users drag masses onto a grid, and plots the center of mass for the configuration. The center of... see more

#### Coulomb Force

This simulation lets users explore the forces due to electric charges. Users get to fire a proton into an area where it... see more

#### DC Circuits Self Test

This is a self-test for students covering DC circuits. It has questions on Ohm's law, parallel circuits, series circuits,... see more

#### Describing Motion with Diagrams

Introduction to ticker-tape diagrams and vector diagrams. How these diagrams represent velocity and acceleration.... see more