Physics Activity

27th July 2009

Today I worked with the Physics activity on the Sugar OS. It allows you to draw shapes and when you click the play button it incorporates elements of physics such as gravity, friction and inertia into the document.

You can draw squares, circles and triangles or your own shapes to make whatever you want.
In addition to the elements of physics i mentioned above you can add elements such as magnetism, motors and springs.

When you click the play button all the elements come to life and you see what happens to the shapes. For example if you place a shape at the top of the screen and press the play button, you will see gravity come into play and see the shape fall to the bottom.

I think this is a fun activity and I think it is a simple way for childen to understand basic physics


Bill Kerr said...

Great overview and description of the physics activity

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