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Online Physics Games

Posted by freeschool on January 9, 2008

“Xavier Enigma’s Next Physics Game. Draw your own shapes and let gravity take its toll. Circles are near impossible, but levers are easy.”

My 9-year-old loves these. The one we are most familiar with is Crayon Physics, a freeware game.

“You play with crayons and physics. The goal of the game is to move the red ball so that it collects the stars. You can cause the red ball to move by drawing physical objects. “

via MentalFloss

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HOW TO – Make a simple pulley

Posted by freeschool on January 3, 2008

The Canada Science and Technology Museum has a page on Simple Machines (Pulleys and Gears) which includes:

Keep an eye out for simple machines everywhere (the world is your school), like in the playground.

The site also links to some relevant sites on simple machines:

via Yes, They Are All Mine

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