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
Measurement of the Sidereal Day with Tracker
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
Modeling the History of Astronomy
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
Gray Scott Reaction Diffusion 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:
Incorporating Computation and Modeling into Physics and Astronomy Teaching
Integrating OSP Materials into the College Ready Project
Supporting Education with Online Computational Physics Resources
EJS Android Reader App Released
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