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GlowScript is an online environment for creating and publishing 3D animations that are viewable in most modern browsers. The program is based on JavaScript and the WebGL 3D graphics library, and is similar in function to VPython. Computational models using three dimensional objects are easily constructed by instructors or students.

The web site includes an library of example programs and help for those wishing to create animations. Logged in users may save and share their own programs on the GlowScript web site.
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General Physics
- Computational Physics
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- High School
- Informal Education
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© 2011 David Scherer and Bruce Sherwood
WebGL, canvas, computational physics, computers in physics, html 5
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Metadata instance created August 3, 2012 by Bruce Mason
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