Complete Physics

Free! Complete Physics is an inclusive resource for building and testing users’ knowledge about physics. From the app’s main menu, users have six options that include physics tutorials, practical, dictionary, formulas, questions, and test/quiz. With the “Tutorials” option, users first select a topic for study, and the app then provides users with text-based information about the topic. The “Practical” option lets users select if they want to use the “Physics Solver” which is a calculator that lets users enter numbers into a formula and the app will solve the equation, “Physics Topics” that provides additional background information pertaining to topics…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.5
B. Design - 7.5
C. Engagement - 6

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An All-Inclusive App Devoted for Physics

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Complete Physics is an inclusive resource for building and testing users’ knowledge about physics. From the app’s main menu, users have six options that include physics tutorials, practical, dictionary, formulas, questions, and test/quiz. With the “Tutorials” option, users first select a topic for study, and the app then provides users with text-based information about the topic. The “Practical” option lets users select if they want to use the “Physics Solver” which is a calculator that lets users enter numbers into a formula and the app will solve the equation, “Physics Topics” that provides additional background information pertaining to topics in physics, “Physical Laws” that is an alphabetized index of laws used in physics, or “Make Notes” that allows users to compose notes about topics they learned. Returning to the main menu, users can select the “Dictionary” option to access a glossary of terms and definitions used in physics, the “Formulas” option to view commonly used equations, or the “Questions” option that presents users with a question that they are to answer. This option also provides users with the ability to access the question’s solution. The final option is a “Quiz” that contains 20 multiple-choice questions. After completing the quiz, users are given a final score.
Instructional Ideas
  1. Teachers can assign students a physics lesson to teach their classmates. To do so, students are to select a topic from the “Tutorial” option. Next, students must prepare a mini-lesson that explains the topic and then an activity that their classmates are to complete as related to the topic. For the lesson’s conclusion, students must write a paragraph that explains what they learned from the mini-lesson and activity.
  2. Using the physics solver tool under the “Physics Practical” option, teachers can present students with a physics problem that they must solve by selecting and using the correct calculator. Once they have solved the problem, students must write a short rationale that explains why the calculator they selected was the correct one to use for solving the given problem.
  3. As a cooperative learning activity, teachers can choose a prompt from the “Physics Questions” option and present it to students. Next, teachers can have students work together to solve it. Once solved, students can present their work to the class.
  4. As a research activity, teachers can assign students a formula from the “Physics Formulas” option. Students will then have to research the formula and explain how it is used in everyday life. Students can use the Polaris or WPS Office app for writing their explanations, and they can submit them to their teacher via email or post them to a class website.
  5. As a class competition, teachers can have students complete a “Physics Quiz” and record their score. The student(s) who earn the highest score can receive recognition (e.g., a certificate, their name on the board as a high scorer, or extra credit).

 

A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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