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ERIC Number: EJ1124180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Algodoo: A Tool for Encouraging Creativity in Physics Teaching and Learning
Gregorcic, Bor; Bodin, Madelen
Physics Teacher, v55 n1 p25-28 Jan 2017
Algodoo ( is a digital sandbox for physics 2D simulations. It allows students and teachers to easily create simulated "scenes" and explore physics through a user-friendly and visually attractive interface. In this paper, we present different ways in which students and teachers can use Algodoo to visualize and solve physics problems, investigate phenomena and processes, and engage in out-of-school activities and projects. Algodoo, with its approachable interface, inhabits a middle ground between computer games and "serious" computer modeling. It is suitable as an entry-level modeling tool for students of all ages and can facilitate discussions about the role of computer modeling in physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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