For Interactive Displays
These pages were created with a view to demonstrating or exploring concepts to a class using an interactive whiteboard or a projected or shared screen. As such, they are optimized for a larger screen in landscape orientation but, unless otherwise indicated, should work on most screen sizes. Some of the activities on other pages might also be suitable for a similar use but were not specifically designed with that in mind.
- Timer. A very basic stopwatch. For timing stuff.
- Basic Kinematics – Demonstrate concepts of position, displacement and velocity.
- Motion Graphs– Explore position-time graphs and velocity-time graphs.
- Forces in Action – Explore Newton’s Laws of Motion by controlling a spaceship.
- Vectors – Graphical addition, boat-on-a-river problems, direction conventions, and vector notation.
- Vector Notation – Demonstrate direction conventions and unit vector notation.
- Sound Waves – explore properties of soundwaves, wave superposition, phase and range of hearing.
- The Visible Spectrum – Explore the connection between frequency, wavelength and colour.
- Orbital Mechanics – Demonstrate changing orbits by changing speed, and explore transfer orbits.
- Projectile Motion – Experiment with changing initial velocity and angle of a projectile.
- Objects on Slopes -Illustrate the relationships between components of weight and friction for an object on a slope.
- Visualizing Electric Fields – A work in progress – Not responsive to varying screen sizes.
- Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment – a simplified simulation for a virtual lab exercise.