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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 + labs equip teachers and students with all the equipment they need, plus additional resources including:

  • Introductory videos
  • Background theory
  • Experimental procedures
  • Analysis and reporting tools

For Teachers:

  • Teacher notes
  • Post-lab quiz with answers
  • Questions with sample answers
  • Sample lab reports

These resources save time for teachers and enable students to better achieve learning goals and assess progress on their own.

These complete labs are designed specifically for high school physics or basic introductory college physics classes.

FOR TEACHERS:

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.


Pricing

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

Ray Box and Mirror
Ray Box Mirror
Use a plane mirror to investigate the relationships between object and image distances and angles of incidence and reflection.
Ray Box and Lenses
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
Ray Box 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 and Sound Bundle

Ray Box and Rectangular Prism
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
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
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
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

Electricity Bundle 1

Ohm’s Law Apparatus
Ohms 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
RC Circuits Apparatus
Use a power supply, a voltmeter, capacitors, and resistors to investigate resistor-capacitor (RC) circuits.
Series and Parallel Circuits
Series and Parallel Circuits Apparatus
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
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
Kirchoffs Circuit Laws Apparatus
Use power supplies, resistors, and ammeters to investigate Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws.
Wheatstone Bridge Apparatus
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
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

Thermodynamics Bundle 1

Archimedes Principle Apparatus
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
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
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
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
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.
Thermometers
Thermometers
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
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
Force Table
Use a force table to investigate the vector addition of forces.
Free Fall Apparatus
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
Cart and Pulley
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
Friction Block
Use a friction block to determine coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction for two surfaces in contact.
Spring-Mass System
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
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.
Pendulum
Pendulum
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
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
Ballistic Pendulum
Use a ballistic pendulum to demonstrate the conservation of momentum in a totally inelastic collision.
Free Fall Using Impact Pad
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
Inclinable Air Table
Use an inclinable air table to investigate uniformly accelerated motion in two dimensions.

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 4

Inertia Wheel
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
Projectile Launcher and Impact Pad
Use a projectile launcher and an impact pad to investigate projectile motion.
Rotational Equilibrium Apparatus
Rotational Equilibrium Apparatus
Use masses and pulleys to apply torques to a wheel and investigate rotational equilibrium.
Standing Waves on a String Apparatus
Standing Waves on a String Apparatus
Use a string vibrator, a sine wave generator, and strings of various linear densities to investigate standing waves.

Polyhedron Physics +

Light and Sound +

Light and Sound Bundle +

Reflection of Light
Reflection of Light
Use a plane mirror to investigate the relationships between object and image distances and angles of incidence and reflection.
Image Formation Using Lenses
Image Formation Using Lenses
Use an optical bench to determine the focal length of a converging lens and to investigate the relationship between the object distance and the image distance.
Refraction of Light
Refraction of Light
Use a refraction cell and a ray box to investigate Snell’s Law of Refraction, total internal reflection, and the critical angle of refraction.
Speed of Sound
Speed of Sound
Use a resonance chamber to measure the wavelength of a sound wave, and determine an experimental value for the speed of sound in air.

Electricity +

Electricity Bundle +

Series and Parallel Circuits (Plus)
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.
RC Circuits (Plus)
RC Circuits
Use a power supply, voltmeters, capacitors, and resistors to investigate RC circuits.
Ohm’s Law
Ohms Law
Use a resistor, a power supply, a voltmeter, and an ammeter to investigate the relationships between the voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit.
Work and Energy Using an Electric Motor
Work and Energy Using an Electric Motor
Use an electric motor and other equipment to investigate energy efficiency.

Thermodynamics +

Thermodynamics Bundle +

Specific Heat of a Metal
Specific Heat of a Metal
Use a calorimeter to measure the specific heat of a metal.
Joule Heating
Joule Heating
Use a calorimeter to investigate electrical energy and thermal energy.
Gas Laws
Gas Laws
Use a syringe, masses, a thermometer, a hotplate, and a water and ice bath to investigate Boyle’s Law and Charles’s Law.
Archimedes Principle
Archimedes Principle
Use a laboratory balance, metal samples, water, and alcohol to investigate Archimedes’ Principle, and to determine the mass densities of solids and fluids.

Kinematics and Dynamics +

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 1 +

Newton’s Second Law of Motion Simulation
Newton's Second Law
Use a laboratory cart to investigate the relationships between the force applied to an object and the mass and acceleration of the object.
Acceleration of Gravity
Acceleration of Gravity
Use a position sensor to examine the relationship between the position, velocity, and acceleration of a free-falling body.
Addition of Force Vectors
Addition of Force Vectors
Uses a force table to investigate the vector addition of forces.
Work and Mechanical Energy
Work and Mechanical Energy
Use a laboratory cart to investigate the relationship between the work done on an object and the change in kinetic energy of the object.

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 2 +

Centripetal Force
Centripetal Force
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.
Conservation of Momentum
Conservation of Momentum
Use two colliding bodies to investigate elastic and inelastic collisions, and compare kinetic energy.
Friction
Friction
Use a friction block to determine the coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction for two surfaces in contact.
Momentum and Impulse
Momentum and Impulse
Uses a laboratory cart to investigate the relationship between the impulse exerted on a constant mass and the resulting change in the momentum of the mass.

Kinematics and Dynamics Bundle 3 +

Simple Harmonic Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Use a spring-mass system to investigate relationships between the spring constant, mass, amplitude of oscillation, and period of oscillation for a mass on a spring.
Conservation of Energy
Conservation of Energy
Use a spring-mass system to investigate the conservation of mechanical energy.
Motion of a Pendulum
Motion of a Pendulum
Use a mass on a string to investigate the relationships between the mass, length, amplitude, and period of oscillation of a pendulum.
Hooke’s Law
Hooke's Law
Use a spring-mass system to investigate the relationship between the force acting on a spring and the resulting change in length of the spring.
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