Discover and explore the physics in your everyday life and your own movements. Record a video of you or your friends - or any form of motion - tap points along the way to trace a path of motion, and discover the motion, forces, and energy involved!
Exciting News: The Playground Physics Application is now available for web browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox) at https://playgroundphysicsapp.org/. Updated supplemental curricular resources have also been added to the quick links below!
Educators can make Newton’s Laws of motion come alive. Ideal for middle and high school school science classrooms, Playground Physics and accompanying curriculum activities are aligned to and embody the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) by integrating core ideas, scientific practices, cross-cutting concepts, and delight!
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3.7 — Energy: Swinging Higher App Features Note that the Playground Physics app is not required for this…
3.6 — Energy: Odd One Out (Optional) App Features Note that the Playground Physics app is not required…
3.5 — Energy: Four Corners (Optional) App Features The Playground Physics app is not required for this lesson….
3.0 — Energy: Background Content and Teacher Information Content Information There are many different kinds of energy. When…
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After learning about the concepts of force & motion with the Playground Physics app & curricula, I continue…Read more
When a video is captured for the Playground Physics app, to assist with the accuracy of data collection,…Read more
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