The Newton’s Second Law lab uses a laboratory cart to investigate the relationships between the force applied to an object and the mass and acceleration of the object. It is part of High School Virtual Physics Lab, a set of 24 iPad apps for use in the classroom.
In addition to a 3D simulation that produces realistic data, each lab includes introductory videos, background theory, experimental procedure, analysis and reporting tools, pre- and post-lab quizzes, and teacher support materials.
These labs can serve as replacements for hands-on labs, especially when equipment is not available, or as supplements to hands-on labs. They are also a suitable option for students in distance learning situations. Formative and summative evaluations showed no significant difference in learning between students using the virtual labs and those using hands-on labs. Preliminary results suggest increased learning by students using the virtual labs as supplements to hands-on.
HSVPL was developed by Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc. and is distributed in conjunction with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Funding for this project was provided under contract number ED-IES-11-C-0029 by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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As an engineer and an educator, I found this extremely useful and well-developed. I recommend it to all. Excellent graphics and user manual.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.