The Physics Classroom: Physics Interactives

Introductory physics students and teachers may appreciate this extensive collection of Physics Interactives available on the well-known website The Physics Classroom. This resource features well over fifty interactive simulations, exercises, and games to help users explore and understand different physics concepts. The interactives are organized by topics such as momentum and collisions; circular motion and gravitation; static electricity; and waves and sound, with most topics containing multiple interactives. Many of the interactives also include a notes page containing teaching ideas, suggestions, and links to related resources (including some classroom-ready printable pages) from other sections of The Physics Classroom to complement the lessons imparted by the interactive. Created using HTML5, the Physics Interactives collection was launched in 2014 with the intent of producing a group of interactive, scalable resources that will work equally well on smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks in addition to computers.

About the author

Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: alison@wustl.edu