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Inquiry Software Force and Motion Software

ThinkerTools is a Newtonian force-and-motion simulation environment for the Macintosh. The ThinkerTools curriculum scaffolds scientific inquiry using both simulated and "real-world" experiments. Here are a few interesting features:

Scripting Language Scripting language supports construction of complex and engaging student activities (games!).

Model Design "Model Design" feature allows students to modify the physical laws on which the simulation is based (e.g. F=a/m instead of F=ma).

Speech Manager Speech Manager can "explain" how force and motion laws are applied on a timestep by timestep basis.

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