- Conservation contains an introduction to the world of physical conservation.
- A Story About Conservation is an extended explanation of conservation. It is intended to help build upon the student's knowledge of the concept and help him/her begin to apply that knowledge towards specific physical quantities.
Students can explore the following physical quantites within Bang! Boing! Pop!
Each section provides a description of the nature of the physical quantity, how it applies to conservation, real-life examples of the quantity in action, and specific physical formulas that the student might encounter in a physics class.
- Energy - the student is responsible for navigating a monkey across a gulley via a swining vine and his/her knowledge of energy. The monkey's angle, velocity, and gravitational acceleration are variable, giving the student a feel for the separation of kinetic and potential energy
- Momentum - the student controls an Indian who is using a bow and weighted arrows to propel himself in a canoe across a lake. This simulation is designed to build intuition for momentum, a concept that is often difficult to visualize.
- The Glossary is presented to help students learn physics without being troubled with new vocabulary. The first time a difficult word is used in the text, it is linked in hypertext to its definition in the Bang! Boing! Pop! glossary
- Quizzes allow the student to gauge his/her own progress without the stress that normally surrounds tough examinations in school. A short quiz exists for each section:
Bang! Boing! Pop! Interactive Physics on the World Wide Web
Created for Thinkquest 96 by Josh Levine, Paulina Kuo, and Doug Brown