by Oklahoma State School Boards Assoc
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
Physics is a natural science focused primarily on the motion and
behavior of matter through space and time.
This course is designed to align with the Oklahoma State Standards
for Physics. The standards are arranged in bundles based on the OK
Framework to correspond to specific topics, concepts, or interrelated
ideas. The bundles and course content are further broken down to into a
basic math review, mechanics, energy, momentum, Newton's Law of Gravitation,
Coulomb's Law, electrical currents, magnetic fields, thermodynamics, waves,
nuclear, as well as general physics resources.
This course is meant to be used to easily access a variety of
digital resources personally curated by physical science teachers in the state
of Oklahoma. Apps, videos, digital textbooks, websites, and interactive
activities have been researched and tested by the curating teachers.
These resources can be used to supplement classroom resources and encourage
engagement from students.
If you have any questions, see links that no longer work, have
suggestions for new resources, or would like to contribute to this resource
please contact the science content manager, Chanda Peters at
|1||K20 LEARN: From Another Dimension||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||K20 LEARN: Beyond the Slinky||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||K20 LEARN: All Work and No Play||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||K20 LEARN: All Charged Up||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||K20 LEARN: Ace in the Hole||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Kinematics||The Physics Classroom's Kinematics is the first book in its Tutorial Series. It presents physics principles in a down-to-earth style. Difficult concepts are presented in a logical manner using an easy-to-understand language complemented by informative graphics and frequent animations. Interactive quizzes are included in nearly every section. While devoted to a concepts-first approach to physics learning, The Physics Classroom does not shy away from the teaching of mathematical ideas and word problems. The Interactive Practice Problems widgets guide the learner through the steps of becoming a successful problem-solver.||--||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Quick Graph||"The app you need to survive the next semester" -- Gizmodo Quick Graph is the best graphing calculator available on the AppStore! Top 10 Education app in over 100 countries! Featured on the App Store in more than 130 countries. It is a powerful, high quality, graphing calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphing capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D. A simple, yet intuitive interface that makes it easy to enter and/or edit equations and visualize them in mathematical notation. It's capable of displaying explicit and implicit (opt) equations as well as inequalities (opt) in both 2D and 3D, in all standard coordinate systems: cartesian, polar, spherical and cylindrical, all with amazing speed and beautiful results, which can be copied, emailed or saved to the photo library. "It's ok to write yet another graphing app, so long as it is the best one. And this is" -- User review (RightyC1) Please keep in mind that in this version, you now have to specify y=, x=, z= and so on, whenever you want to plot an equation. The advanced feature set gives you access to some of the new features, such as implicit graphs and tracing. You need to specify the dependent variable now, since just typing "x^2" without the y=, will assume the expression to be "x^2=0" and will try to plot it as an implicit graph. Up to 6 equations can be visualized simultaneously, in both 2D and 3D modes, this limitation can be removed by purchasing the advanced feature set. All the features from the original application are present and will remain free. It also includes an evaluate feature, to evaluate equations at specific points, as well as a library where you can store commonly used equations. Features: - VGA Output (available with the advanced features package. iPhone 4, 4th gen iPod, and iPad only) - 2D - 3D equation plotting. - Library for commonly used equations. - Wireframe and solid visualization. - Support for cartesian, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. - Pinch to zoom. - Drag to rotate - move. - Swipe to delete equations from the equation list. - Shake to reset view to original state, or to clear entry fields. - Double tap to change visualization modes. - Enhanced 2D mode for great hi-res graphics. - Adaptive 2D algorithms. - Enhanced 3D mode with better graphics. - In-app email so you can share graphics and equations. - Save to photo library. - Copy to clipboard. - Enhanced equation visualization. - Hyperbolic and Inverse functions. - New functions such as Min, Max, if. - Interactive expression evaluation. - Optionally you can unlock implicit graphs, inequalities and other advanced features (via in-app purchase). - Turn graphs on/off The optional advanced feature set includes: - VGA Out - 2D tracing. - 2D and 3D implicit graphs. - 2D and 3D inequalities. - Independent 2D zoom - Roots and Intersections (2D) - Value Table - More features to come! Please visit the website for more details. PD: thanks to Matthew Hoffman @mhoffman7152, for the Columbus Day ship graph||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Physics Formulas Free||From the success of Maths Formulas app, Physics Formulas has been developed and released to help users quickly refer to any Physics formulas for their study and work. This app displays most popular formulas in seven categories: - Mechanics - Electricity - Thermal physics - Periodic motion - Optics - Atomic physics - Constants This app has all functions to help users use the app conveniently - Tools: users can input data and the app will calculate some popular physics problems. - Supporting multiple languages: it's the best to read in your mother language as well as in English to expand your language skills. This app supports English, Vietnamese, Chinese (Trad/Simp), Turkish, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, Persian, Italian, Hindi and Arabic. More languages to come soon. - Favorite folder: save frequently used formulas in a favorite folder to quickly access to them. - Sharing: touch and share a formula to friends via message, email or Facebook. - Searching: users can type key words in top of the screen to quickly find a formula. - Add your own formulas or notes in "Favorite" section. - Add your own customized tools in "Tools" section (unlimited number of formulas and variables for Full version). This is the essential app for everybody especially students, engineers and scientists.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||SpectrumView||SPECTRUMVIEW Visualise, in real time, the frequencies that you can hear around you and even those you cannot. SpectrumView provides a high-quality, real-time spectrogram and spectrum analyser display, with a configurable sample rate and frequency resolution for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can use this application to measure the highest tones you can sing, obtain visual feedback of the frequencies in your speech, identify an annoying sound, calibrate musical instruments and all sorts of acoustic analysis. · *NEW* Refresh Spectrogram. Allows users to refresh the spectrogram so that it clears the spectrogram that had already been displayed. · *NEW* Change min and max scale. Allows users to set their own minimum and maximum scale value on the spectrogram and spectrum analyser view, in both linear and log scale. · *NEW* Set Recording filename. Recording filenames are editable and the suffix can be set to have an incremental value or date/time. · *NEW* Access recordings and snapshots using the "Files" app. To ease the complicated process of accessing recordings and data snapshots using iTunes, all the data can be easily accessible using the "Files" app that is available from iOS 11. · Web File Transfer. Allows you to access your files from another device using a web browser. · Logarithmic scale. Allows you to set either linear or logarithmic frequency scales in the Spectrogram and Spectrum Analyser views · Peak hold. Allows you to freeze and hold the peaks of the frequency envelope (three holds in three distinct colours) in Spectrum Analyser mode · Save location. Never forget where a clip was recorded – uses the devices location services · Auto lock disabled. During playback and recordings auto lock is disabled to prevent the device from automatically locking (if enabled), for uninterrupted recording/playback · Multiple selectable sample rates from 8,000 Hz to 48,000 Hz · High-frequency resolution with configurable signal analysis window lengths or Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) orders. · Sound intensity represented using a colour spectrum scale from -96 dBFS to 0 dBFS. · Frequency Pinch-to-Zoom. Allows you to zoom into the frequency space to look at a specific tone or frequency. · Recording and Playback of Audio Files. Provides a fully functional audio recorder that allows you to record, pause and play back files in high-quality, uncompressed, wave format. · Tap Data Cursor. Allows taps on any part of the Spectrogram or Spectrum Analyser display to obtain the exact frequency in Hertz (Hz) and level in decibels (dB) at that point. · Musical Notes or Frequency Display on Tap. Selectable frequency or musical pitch notation to obtain the cent-accurate musical note e.g. A4 (22), when the display is tapped. · Live Spectrogram and Spectrum Analyser Views of Recorded Files. Files recorded can be played back and the Spectrogram and Spectrum Analyser modes can be used to review the audio. · Sharing Recorded Files by Email or iTunes File-sharing. · High Quality Screenshots. · Soundcloud support. Audio files can be uploaded to or downloaded from Soundcloud as well as being able to post audio to facebook. · Playback from iTunes library. Files can now be analysed directly form the iTunes library. · Fullscreen mode. Hide the menu at the bottom of the screen to get even more of the screen dedicated to frequency analysis. · Selectable spectrogram colour scales. You can now select one of 7 colour scales for your spectrogram. · Selectable window functions. You can now see the window function options provided. · Apply gain. A maximum of 24dB gain can be applied to make ‘hard to see’ details easier to view. · Open In. Audio files can be directly opened in SpectrumView. View files sent by email directly in SpectrumView.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||String||With "String" app you will learning about waves on a string. Use a fixed or loose end and see how it affect the results in the wave. You can use an automatic waves generator, or you can make waves by handling or using the accelerometer. Great tool for teachers and students. ----- Com o aplicativo "String" você aprenderá sobre ondas em uma corda. Use a extremidade livre ou fixa e verifique como isso afeta a onda resultante. Você pode usar um gerador de ondas automático ou produzí-las com os dedos ou usando o acelerômetro. Uma ótima ferramenta para professores e estudantes.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||DC Circuit Builder||Design, build, and test circuits on your iPhone or iPad for free! "So that's how parallel circuits work!" - Physics student From Nerd Island Studios, LLC the creators of the top-rated "Step2Step Physics - Mechanics" for the iPad, comes an easy-to-use DC circuit builder: • Build and test series, parallel, and compound circuits • Visible charges flow through the circuit components • Voltmeters and ammeters behave like the real thing • Voltages are shown right on the circuit nodes • Bulbs glow brighter according to the amount of power they are dissipating Tested by high school teachers and students, DC Circuit Builder meets the need for a simple classroom tool to show students the basics of current and voltage, as well as the proper use of voltmeters and ammeters. www.nerdislandstudios.com||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Orbit Architect||Orbit Architect allows you to interactively design and explore satellite orbital geometry through the multi-touch interface of the iPad. You can manipulate a satellite orbit using pinch and rotate multi-touch gestures, see the effects on the orbit and its ground track in real-time, and animate the results. As you change the orbit, dynamic diagrams will illuminate the meaning of each orbital parameter. Finally, the results can then be emailed to yourself or to a friend.||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Vernier Video Physics||Video Physics brings automated object tracking and video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Capture video of an object in motion, then tap to track automatically. Video Physics instantly creates trajectory, position, and velocity graphs for the object. Video Physics is perfect for science students and instructors. Perform on-the-go analysis of interesting motion. Measure the velocity of a child's swing, a roller-coaster, or a car. Or, take a video of a basketball free throw shot. Video Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of y vs. x as well as the x and y position and velocity as a function of time. Features of Video Physics: • Capture a new video using the built-in camera, choose a video from your Photo Library, or use one of our sample videos • Track an object automatically or manually add points to the video frame • Set the scale of the video using an object of known size • Optionally set coordinate system location and rotation • View graphs of trajectory and x/y position and velocity • Export video with points • Email the video and data for further analysis in Vernier's Logger Pro software for OS X and Windows • Open data files directly in Vernier's Graphical Analysis app Quotes from physics teachers: "Just played with new Vernier video physics app on iPhone - it ROCKS! I remember the day when this would've cost thousands of dollars to do ." Mark Hines @mhines, teacher "You should check out Vernier's Video Physics app. Students can email video analysis data to Logger Pro; very cool!!" @willkomme, physics teacher Vernier’s Video Physics app is slick. - Ryan Bretag @ryanbretag, teacher and administrator App Store featured: Staff Favorite, New and Noteworthy, and What's Hot! 2012 CODiE Awards Finalist - Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device Hints for taking useful videos: • Objects that are very different than their background (black/white) work best for automated tracking. It is also helpful to use a background with uniform color and shading. See our sample videos for examples. • Do not move the camera. Analysis assumes the camera is fixed in position. • The object in motion should remain approximately in a plane perpendicular to the viewing direction. • Place an object with known dimensions, such as a meter stick, in the same plane as the motion. Use this to scale the video. Video Physics is intended for use in science education. The video analysis done in Video Physics provides a useful technique for studying two-dimensional kinematics. You can do even more with Vernier's Graphical Analysis app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch or with Logger Pro software for Mac OS X and Windows.||--||$4.99||View in iTunes|