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ALL Polyhedron Physics simulations provide everything necessary to conduct physics laboratory experiments, including:

  • Simulated lab equipment
  • Instructions
  • Data collection tools

For Teachers:

  • Example methods*

With these tools at hand, instructors can design a variety of their own experimental procedures.

These simulations are ideal for introductory college level physics or advanced placement high school courses.

*Not currently available for all simulations


POLYHEDRON PHYSICS Teacher Materials are included with each Polyhedron Physics order. Teacher Materials include printable Instructions and some Example Methods.

POLYHEDRON PHYSICS + Teacher Guide is included with each Polyhedron Physics + order. The Teacher Guide includes Teacher Notes, Post-Lab Quiz with Answers, Questions with Sample Answers, and Sample Lab Reports.


PackageSingle User*50 Seats*150 Seats*300 Seats*500 Seats*1000 Seats*
Polyhedron Physics$30$750$1500$2700$4000$7500
Polyhedron Physics +$30$750$1500$2700$4000$7500
Individual Bundle$15$300$750$1000$1500$3000

*Licenses are valid for one (1) year.

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Polyhedron Physics

Light and Sound

Light Bundle 1

Ray Box and Mirror
Use a plane mirror to investigate the relationships between object and image distances and angles of incidence and reflection.
Ray Box and Lenses
Use a ray box and a convex and concave lens to investigate the properties of converging and diverging lenses.
Ray Box and Refraction Cell
Use a ray box and a refraction cell to observe the refraction of light, to demonstrate Snell’s Law of Refraction, to observe total internal reflection, and to determine the critical angle for water.

Light Bundle 2 + Sound

Ray Box and Rectangular Prism
Use a rectangular prism and a ray box to investigate the refraction of a ray of light.
Optical Bench and Lenses
Use an optical bench and lenses to form images of near and distant objects, and to investigate the relationship between the object distance, the image distance, and the focal length.
Resonance Chamber
Use a tube and plunger, a sine wave generator, a speaker, microphones, and sound level meters to generate standing sound waves, locate nodes and antinodes, measure the wavelength of a sound wave, and determine an experimental value for the speed of sound in air.
Ray Box and Triangular Prism
Use a triangular prism and a ray box to investigate the refraction of a ray of light, determine the minimum angle of deviation, and demonstrate critical refraction and total internal reflection.


Electricity Bundle 1

Ohm’s Law Apparatus
Use a resistor, a power supply, a voltmeter, and an ammeter to investigate the relationships between the voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit.
RC Circuits
Use a power supply, a voltmeter, capacitors, and resistors to investigate resistor-capacitor (RC) circuits.
Series and Parallel Circuits
Use resistors, a power supply, a voltmeter, and an ammeter to investigate the effective resistances of circuits with resistors in series, in parallel, and in combinations of series and parallel components.
Electric Motor and Pulley
Use an electric motor, a pulley, slotted masses, a power supply, a voltmeter, and an ammeter to determine the efficiency of an electric motor, and to investigate how the mechanical load and the applied voltage affect the efficiency.

Electricity Bundle 2

Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws Apparatus
Use power supplies, resistors, and ammeters to investigate Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws.
Wheatstone Bridge Apparatus
Use a slide-wire device, a variable resistance box, and a fixed resistor to investigate a Wheatstone bridge circuit.
Electric Field Mapping Apparatus
Use silver paint electrodes on resistance paper, a power supply, and a voltmeter to measure and diagram the equipotential surfaces and electric fields produced by a line of charge, two lines of opposite charge, and two oppositely-charged parallel plates.


Thermodynamics Bundle 1

Archimedes Principle Apparatus
Use samples of aluminum, copper, water, and alcohol, graduated cylinders, and a laboratory scale to investigate Archimedes’ Principle, and use Archimedes’ Principle to determine the densities of solids and liquids.
Calorimeter and Metal Samples
Use a calorimeter, a steam generator, a laboratory scale, and samples of aluminum, lead, and water to determine the specific heats of metals.
Gas Laws Apparatus
Use a plastic syringe, a water bath, a hot plate, ice, a thermometer, a barometer, and masses to demonstrate Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, and Gay-Lussac’s Law, and to estimate values for absolute zero and the universal gas constant.

Thermodynamics Bundle 2

Joule Heating Apparatus
Use a calorimeter, a heating coil, a laboratory scale, a power supply, a voltmeter, an ammeter, and a sample of water to compare the electrical energy produced by the coil with the increase in thermal energy of the water.
Heat Engine
Use a cylinder and piston, an air chamber, hot and cold water baths, and slotted masses to investigate the processes that occur during a cycle of a heat engine.
Use an uncalibrated liquid column thermometer, a constant volume gas bulb with an absolute pressure gauge, a thermistor and ohmmeter, a water bath, a hot plate, and ice to investigate the measurement of temperature.

Kinematics and Dynamics

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 1

Collisions Apparatus
Use balls of similar and differing masses to compare the total momenta and total kinetic energies of objects before and after they undergo elastic and inelastic collisions.
Force Table
Use a force table to investigate the vector addition of forces.
Free Fall Apparatus
Use a position sensor to examine the relationship between the position, velocity, and acceleration of a free-falling body.
Cart and Pulley Simulation
Use a laboratory cart and pulley to explore uniformly accelerated motion in one dimension, Newton’s Second Law, the relationship between impulse and change in momentum, and the relationship between work and change in mechanical energy.

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 2

Friction Block
Use a friction block to determine coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction for two surfaces in contact.
Spring-Mass System
Use a spring-mass system to investigate Hooke’s Law, simple harmonic motion, and conservation of mechanical energy.
Simple Centripetal Force Apparatus
Use a ball on a string and a force sensor to investigate the relationships between the mass, radius of revolution, velocity, and centripetal force for an object in circular motion.
Use a mass on a string to investigate the relationships between the mass, length, amplitude, and period of oscillation of a pendulum.

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 3

Centripetal Force Apparatus
Use a centripetal force apparatus to investigate the relationships between the centripetal force on an object and the mass, velocity, and radius of revolution of the object.
Ballistic Pendulum
Use a ballistic pendulum to demonstrate the conservation of momentum in a totally inelastic collision.
Free Fall Using Impact Pad
Use balls of various masses and an impact pad and timer to investigate the relationships between the mass, position, velocity, and acceleration of a free-falling body, and to determine a value for the gravitational acceleration.
Inclinable Air Table
Use an inclinable air table to investigate uniformly accelerated motion in two dimensions.

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 4

Inertia Wheel
Use a disk, a ring, and four masses mounted on a bearing, a mass hanger and slotted masses, a string, and a timer to investigate the relationship between torque, moment of inertia, and angular acceleration.
Projectile Launcher and Impact Pad
Use a projectile launcher and an impact pad to investigate projectile motion.
Rotational Equilibrium Apparatus
Use masses and pulleys to apply torques to a wheel and investigate rotational equilibrium.
Standing Waves on a String Apparatus
Use a string vibrator, a sine wave generator, and strings of various linear densities to investigate standing waves.
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