Bang! Boing! Pop! is an interactive physics tutor designed for use on the World Wide Web.Why Bang! Boing! Pop!?
Physics can be intimidating, particularly when a student has little hands-on experience. Bang! Boing! Pop! places an emphasis on building physical intuition through interaction and relating specific concepts taught in mechanics to the broader idea of physical conservation.Who can use Bang! Boing! Pop!?
Anyone can use Bang! Boing! Pop!, though it is best-suited for students in grades 7-12 with no previous experience in physics.How do I use Bang! Boing! Pop!?
Bang! Boing! Pop! is designed for students to use at their own pace. Hypertext links the student through the physical concepts, including conservation, energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum. Students also have at their disposal a hypertext physics glossary in case they stumble upon new vocabulary. Java-enhanced applets allow for the student to interact with physical quantities, building intuition while still having fun. Short quizzes covering basic physics concepts also allow the student to monitor his/her progress.Where do I start?
The table of contents provides an overview of the Bang! Boing! Pop! Web site. If you are ready to jump on in, you should start by learning about conservation. Users with text-only or slow modem access should visit the text-only version of Bang! Boing! Pop!.