Using the tracking pad or mouse, the player creates friction and accumulates electrons. (This can be compared to walking across a carpet on a dry day!) When the virtual finger is close enough to the doorknob, a spark is created. The interactive simulation shows electrons building up via friction in real time. The game includes 4 trials, the qnet of the doorknob changes each time. The interactive display of Coulomb’s Law as a relation (without k) dynamically changes on screen.
Teachers. Ask students to make predictions:
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1GHz or better processor
1GB or more RAM
DirectX9 compatible or better Graphics Card
OSX 10.6 or Later
Boot Camp Support Software 5.01 or Later