Interactive Physics is an award-winning educational software that makes it easy to observe, discover, and explore the physical world through simulation. The software allows you to model, simulate, and explore a wide variety of physical phenomena, and create nearly any experiment imaginable.

Collected here are lesson plans utilizing Interactive Physics which were created by students in the Computational Math Science and Technology (CMST) Institute.

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Submissions from 2012

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Ideal Gas Law, Daniel Burdette and Todd R. Thompson

Submissions from 2008

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Momentum and Motion, Christopher Sheffer

Submissions from 2006

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Kepler`s Laws, Kristin Baker

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Exploring Momentum Using Interactive Physics, Phillip Gauldin

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Medieval Conquest, Aaron Harrington

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Simple Tools and Machines, Megan Harris

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Finding the coefficient of friction used in a simulation, Richard Hendricks

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Newton`s Laws using Interactive Physics, Kristin Larsen

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Exploring Energy, Motion and Forces with Interactive Physics, April McGivern

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Construction of Plate Boundaries using Interactive Physics, Sean Metz

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The Limits of Removing Uncertainty: The Role of Computational Science in Scientific Inquiry, Sean Metz

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A scientific approach to amusement park rides, Brian Minchen

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Exploring Internal Combustion Engine Using Interactive Physics, Brian Minchen

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Ball And Ramp, How Far Can You Move It?, Lynn Panton

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Motion of an Object in Free-Fall Using Interactive Physics, Bruce Peachey

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Motion in Two Directions, Annette Pennella and Dorothy Java

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Infrared Radiation and the Warming of the Atmosphere, Janet Seigel

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Determining the Acceleration of a System of 2 Objects, Mike Sicienski

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Exploring Intercepts of Quadratic Equations Using Interactive Physics, Kevin Westrich

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Using Interactive Physics to Explore Conservation of Energy, Fayne Winter

Submissions from 2005

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Virtual Rube Goldberg Device, Ed Chi

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Work, High School Students and Horses, Brian Dinitto

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Catapult - Throwing Device, Maria Huot

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Force and Extrusion in the Food Industry, David Rogers and Beth Hall

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Ballistics, Kristin Schwartzmeyer

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Centripetal Forces: Circular Motion, Steve Whitman

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CMST Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman

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Roller Coaster Energy Audit –Conservation of Energy, Steve Whitman

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Using a Ballistic Pendulum to Determine Muzzle Velocity of a Marble Launcher, Steve Whitman

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Using Interactive Physics to Show Coulomb’s Law, Steve Whitman

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Potential and Kinetic Energy - What's it all about?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, and Susan Cooper

Submissions from 2004

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Newton’s Laws, Kendra Brewster

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Discovering Sinusoidal Relationship, Wilson Burgos

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Triangles Ramps and Energy, Susan Cooper, Fayne Winter, and Larry Bedgood

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Potential and Kinetic Energy with a Pendulumn, Jacqueline Keily, Frank Rinere, and Annette Pennella

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Physics Lesson, Carneathea Melson and Lorraine Sheck

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Symmetry and Duplication, Amy Patric, David Peters, and Thomas McCarty

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Baseballs and Quadratic Equations, David Peters

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Key Idea for Modeling / Multiple Representation, Jessica Phillips

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Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Square Roots, Miriam Santana-Valadez

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How Can Motion Be Explained?, Garfield Taylor, Hank Elich, and Kendra Brewster

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Using an Atwood Machine to Determine the Acceleration Due to Gravity, Steve Whitman

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Connection Between Gradient and Slope, Joseph Zuniga, John Haag, and Wilson Burgos

Submissions from 2003

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Interactive Physics Lab on Kinematics, Ed Chi, Jeff McKinney, and Keri Rouse

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Incorporating Interactive Physics in the Science Classroom, Lisa Englert

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Mathematics of Bungee Jumping, Helen Fox

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Can you save your egg?, Stephanie Monk-George and Scott Koch

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Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy and Davis Joki