Physics Studio

Category: Science

Ages: 11-14
Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Free

‘Physics Studio’ will give you the confidence you need when it comes to those tricky Physics concepts you have to master. Every nugget of information is there for you to easily access, and once you’re ready to be tested, quiz yourself to prove you’ve aced it. Stay engaged with the content by completing the challenges, playing the games and discovering all about real-life applications in Physics.

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Teacher Review

You will find that all the major topics in Physics can be studied and tested in ‘Physics Studio’; Waves and Optics, Mechanics, States of Matter, Electricity, Electromagnetism, Atomic Structure and Energy.

Each topic is sub divided into sections and each section has a number of units to be completed. Generally, in one section there will be a few ‘teaching’ units that provide the student with the information to be learnt along with illustrations to support the ideas. The illustrations are animations, some of which are interactive. None of the content is overcomplicated, it is presented in convenient and manageable chunks that are easily accessible.

Every time a unit is completed the progress through the section is made very clear. This allows the student to experience their progression through the entire content while building confidence in what they have achieved. This is significant for a subject such as Physics which is often branded as ‘difficult’ due to the abstract concepts. Students who struggle with connecting the individual ideas will literally see their learning develop. The learning loop is closed at the end of each section with a multiple choice quiz that provides immediate feedback for the user.

As well as the teaching and quiz units there are also units that demonstrate applications of the concepts and units that test understanding through games. There is a great range of different applications for each topic, most of which are interactive. Some of the application example include the dynamo, Newton’s cradle, satellite launches, musical instruments and periscopes. The games also have a variety of themes from simple ‘drag and drop’ to the more bizarre ‘refractory monkey’ where the player has to use their understanding of refraction to zap a monkey. Each game has three levels that become increasingly more difficult as you complete the challenge. There is no doubt that the developers of the app have used some very creative ideas to make the games entertaining yet subtly relevant to the learning.

Whether you are a teacher or a student you will find there are some little yet helpful additions in each unit. The key words are displayed neatly in each unit box along with the estimated time required to complete the unit. Your progress through each section is indicated using stars and once a section review has been attempted you will also see the grade you have achieved. The menu screen also gives you the option to select an examination board to follow. The specific syllabus reference from the exam board is then displayed with each of the individual units to show you what is being covered.

There is little to fault in this app. From an educational point of view every base is covered, however, visually the graphics and animations can seem very clunky. The images are low definition and pixelated, and some of the diagrams can be difficult to make out, especially if you are accessing the app on a smart phone.

A great deal of content has been jam-packed into ‘Physics Studio’ and it is phenomenal considering that this is currently available free of charge. A subscription version is also available that has the potential to connect the teacher to the student through ‘classrooms’ where students can be set assignments and the progress of the class can be monitored.

From the Developer

Physics Studio is about Experiential Concept learning or 'EC' learning.
Finding content in the age of Google is easy, but understanding or 'minding' those concepts is hard.

Physics Studio is about 'minding' concepts by experiencing them in context.

Physics Studio is a virtual app to LEARN school physics. No more boring videos and books which TEACH.

"...a good quality educational app that offers a great deal for both the learner and the teacher" - 5 stars - Educational App Store
"Awesome I like it. It is very useful" - 5 stars - shashank dkshetty
"Love it Game maker... I know this is the perfect game for me to learn because I want to be a scientist I think this will inspire me to know a lot more ..." - 5 stars - flickerwatch
"Science! Entertainment!entertainment ! And science" - 5 stars - prakash guddimath

+ VIRTUAL LAB - Investigate and interact with white-box models of natural phenomena - on your touchscreen device. Jazz up school physics with insightful simulations. 
+ INSIGHTS IN CONTEXT - Shoot alpha-particles at gold atoms, spin magnets near coils, vaporize molecules, superpose waves. Immerse into concepts made simple by lucid, bite-sized annotations.
+ CONCEPT TO USE - Tinker with concept applications: spray painting, hydraulic press, microphone, nuclear reactors...Fiddle with concept games: bell ringer, refractory monkey, spaced out, dynamo power...
+ ACE THAT TEST - Drill in the concepts with problems and challenges. Review your learning with mock exams and quizzes. Close the loop between what you know and what you need to know.
+ GENIUS PACK - Optional auto-renewed subscription (~1 USD per month) - Get daily challenges, tidbits and progress tracking to foster the genius in you.

Never before has physics been so accessible and so much fun. 
Now also available for Educational Institutions with Edmodo, Google Classroom integration.

Try Physics Studio Today!!!

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