HTML 5 Physics Games
The games listed below are programs that I wrote for my students to use to help them master a specific skill they need to use in my class. These programs were written to work on computers, tablets, phones and other handheld devices with HTML 5 capable browsers. All functionality for these programs comes from using the mouse or the touch screen an no keyboard usage is required.
Velocity Graph Matching Challenge
Velocity Matching Challenge

Challenges students recreate a velocity vs time graph by setting the initial speed, the positive acceleration, and the braking rate. Students then use the gas and brake on the car to match the graph.

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  • YouTube of how to use the program.
Acceleration Challenge
Acceleration Challenge

Challenges students to get as vehicle accelerations as possible in a 3 minute time frame. Students must push on the gas to accelerate their vehicle and then use the change in velocity and the change in time to get the acceleration of the vehicle.

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River Crossing Challenge
Logger Challenge

Challenges students to get as many boats to their targets on the opposite side of a river as possible. Gives students a hands on experience with 2d relative velocity.

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Drone Delivery Challenge
Drone Delivery Challenge

Challenges students to land as many objects as close to the target as possible. More points will be earned if the height is high and the speed is fast.

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Triangle Math Challenge
Triangle Math Challenge

Challenges students figure out ten unknown values for right triangles without getting any problems wrong.

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Internal Combustion Engine Challenge
Internal Combustion Challenge

Checks that students understand the steps involved in an internal combustion engine.

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Distance and Displacement Challenge
Distance and Displacement Challenge

Checks that students are able to apply the ideas of distance and displacement to move an object using the proper sequence of steps.

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  • YouTube of how to use the program.
Read the Meter Challenge
Read the Meter

Checks that students are able to read an analog current meter.

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  • YouTube of how to use the program.
Read the Oscilloscope Challenge
Read the Oscilloscope

Checks that students are able to read an oscilloscope. Students must achieve a score or 10 or more. At the end students should be able to get frequency, period, voltage and peak to peak voltage.

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Graduated Cylinder Challenge
Graduated Cylinder

Checks that students are able to read a few different sized graduated cylinders.

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Triple-Beam Balance Challenge (0.1 g) Challenge
Triple-Beam Balance

Checks that students are able to read a triple-beam balance to the nearest 0.1 g.

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  • YouTube of how to use the program.
Triple-Beam Balance Challenge (0.01 g) Challenge
Triple-Beam Balance

Checks that students are able to read a triple-beam balance to the nearest 0.01 g.

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Read the Thermometer Challenge
Thermometer Challenge

Checks that students are able to read thermometers.

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Motion Terminology Challenge
Motion Terminology Picture

This challenge is designed to make sure students can apply the motion terms to randomly generated series of motions.

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  • YouTube of how to use the program.
Speed in Traffic Game
Speed in Traffic Picture

This game is designed to help students use mental math to find the average speed of traffic.

Metric Prefix Game
Stopping Distance Picture

This game is designed to help students learn the metric prefixes and how to convert large and small numbers into numbers written with a metric prefix.

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Distance and Velocity Game
Distance Velocity Time Picture

This game is designed to help students mentally figure out distances, speeds or time for objects moving at constant speed.

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Linear Net Force Game
Linear Net Force Game Picture

This game is intended to help students master the idea of net force for parallel forces. Students will have two minutes to figure out as many net forces as possible.

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One Step Vector Treasure Hunt Game
One Step Vector Treasure Hunt Game Picture

This game is intended to help students break a vector into components. They will be given a vector and then have click to see if they hit the right spot. Students need a score of 5 to successfully complete this activity.

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Vector Treasure Hunt Game
Vector Treasure Hunt Game Picture

This game is intended to help students get the idea of vector addition. Students will be given a randomly generated series of three vectors. They must follow the vectors to the end and then click to see if they hit the right spot.

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Non-Linear Net Force Game
Medium Net Force Game Picture

This game is intended to help students master the idea of net force for non-parallel forces. Students will have three minutes to figure out as many net forces as possible.

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Slice the String
Slice the String Picture

This game is intended to give students an intuitive feel for the direction the velocity for an object in circular motion. The objects is to score as many points in two minutes as possible. You earn more points the closer you are to the center of the goal and the higher the RPM when you score. The RPM increase by 5 after each goal. Each time you miss the net, you lose points equivalent to 2*#RPM and your RPM will drop by 1.

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Circular Motion Self Test
Circular Motion Self Test Picture

This game is intended to help students master the basic terms for circular motion. Students will have two minutes to correctly answer as many questions as possible.

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Quick Circular Motion Calculation Challenge
Quick Circular Motion Calculation Challenge

This challenge is designed to help students move back and forth from different circular motion ideas. These ideas include frequency, rpm, period, angular speed, linear speed, total distance and total radians.

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Torque Game
Torque Game Picture

This game is intended to help students mentally judge the amount of torque based on distance and force. They will be presented with two different wrenches and they must decide which wrench has the greater torque on it.

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Center of Mass Level 1
Center of Mass

Find the center of mass of a one dimensional system of 2 particles.

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Center of Mass Level 2
Center of Mass

Find the center of mass of a one dimensional system of 3 particles.

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Center of Mass Level 3
Center of Mass

Find the center of mass of a two dimensional system of 4 particles.

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Center of Mass Estimated
Center of Mass Estimated

Estimate the location of the center of mass of systems of particles. You will have one minute to estimate as many centers of mass as possible.

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Read the Resistor
Read the Resistor Picture

This game will help students learn their color codes for resistors. Students will be given a resistor and they have to determine the resistance of the resistor. Students will have three minutes to get as many correct as possible.

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Create the Resistor
Create the Resistor Picture

This game will help students learn their color codes for resistors. Students will be given a resistance and they have to determine which combination of colors will match that resistance. Students will have three minutes to get as many correct as possible.

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Schematic Symbol Identification
Schematic Symbol Identification Picture

This game is designed to help students learn the names of some of the schematic symbols they will encounter in electric circuit diagrams.

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Equations of Sine Curves
Decode the Sine Curve Picture

This game will help students determine the coefficients of sine curves. Students must determine the A, B, C and D values for a randomly generated sine curve.

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Color Matching Game
Color Matching Game Picture

This game has been built to show students that they can make any color they want by mixing different amounts of red, blue and green.

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3d Vector Math Challenge
Vector Math Picture

This challenge is designed to have students practice their three dimensional vector math skills. Students will be asked to add and subtract vectors, multiply and diving vectors by a number, and use the vector dot and cross products.

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  • YouTube of how to use the program.