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This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun (FastCoDesign)


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188459cb26df715facd0871bc0bbb543?s=48&d=Originally posted on Open Matters:

A child playing on a playground

Photograph by Celine Grouard for Fast Company.

An afternoon at the playground might be the perfect time to introduce kids to physics. SciPlay, part of the New York Hall of Science, is working to develop an app to teach middle school students the Newtonian mechanics of the playground. FastCoDesign reports:

The SciPlay app is essentially an annotated video: Using an iPad, you film motion–running, jumping, swinging, sliding, throwing a ball, etc.–and the app visualizes the basic science at work, pinpointing moments and levels of velocity, acceleration,
 
, and force. Through manually tracing the arc of motion of the ball or person, or by using sensor data from the iPod attached to a ball or a kid’s belt, it superimposes the
 
 
that make up the backbone of any classroom physics lesson on real-life situations.

According to the article, the developers plan to…

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