Computational Resources for Teaching
The OSP Collection provides curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling. Computational physics and computer modeling provide students with new ways to understand, describe, explain, and predict physical phenomena. Browse the OSP simulations or learn more about our tools and curriculum pieces below.
The Tracker tool extends traditional video analysis by enabling users to create particle models based on Newton's laws. Because models synchronize with and draw themselves right on videos of real-world objects, students can test models experimentally by direct visual inspection.
Featured Tracker Package
Coupled Compass Oscillations Video Analysis Activity
OSP curriculum packages combine computer simulations with tutorial materials and student worksheets. Packages can be modified to meet the needs of faculty and students
Featured Curriculum Package
Student modeling, the guided exploration of physical systems and concepts, is a powerful approach to engaged learning. Easy Java Simulations provides the computational tools for students and faculty to explore physics without the need for learning details of java programming.
Featured EJS Model
Platform on Two Rotating Cylinders Model
Open Source Physics provides extensive resources for computational physics and physics simulations. Included are:
OSP provides several general applications for physics teaching, student activities, and curriculum distribution. These are:
Adopt and Adapt Simulations for Tablet-based Teaching
Incorporating Computation and Modeling into Physics and Astronomy Teaching
Supporting Education with Online Computational Physics Resources
Astronomy and Physics Simulations for Computers and Tablets
Latest OSP Materials