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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Elsewhere Online: Phun Teaches Physics Lessons the Best Way Possible [Games]

My 10-year-old son and I are having a great time with this free piece of software. There is a bit of a learning curve, but he has discovered how to do almost everything he wants.

This would be a great program for a classroom that had a SmartBoard, too

Phun Teaches Physics Lessons the Best Way Possible [Games]

Windows/Mac/Linux (All platforms): Phun, a free open-source, cross-platform 2D physics simulator, makes you want to pick up blocks, or maybe crayons, and learn more about the way things fall and move under pressure. Written by a Swedish graduate student, the program teaches concepts of restitution and friction, so it's great to load up with the kids, but you'll probably find yourself sneaking a few turns by yourself at creating, and knocking over, shapes and lines. Phun is a free download for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux systems; hit the link for instructions on using and having, well, fun in Phun.

(Via LifeHacker.)


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