The Virtual Physics Laboratory
Give your students access to a huge range of experiments that will give them a broader and deeper understanding of Physics and improve their grades. Take advantage of not needing a physical laboratory.
The entire laboratory is available as a single user licence with the book from Amazon for as little at £10.
Also available as a site licence for all machines at a single site. Or for download from your website to your students' machines (Mac and PC). Please email for prices.
I've found your software very useful when a concept comes up with pupils and I have to demonstrate something really quickly without having the time to set up a formal experiment for them. The graphics are great and I really like the ability to move around the classroom and observe the experiment from different aspects. I'm happy for you to list me as a happy customer. I am far more likely to go to one of your interactive experiments if it's demonstrating something that we don't have equipment for.“
Andrew McPhee Wellington School
I thought that the controls were pretty easy to get used to and the detail in the apparatus was excellent being able to zoom in and see the set up of the multi-meter and read scales, being careful of parallax. This type of software is most useful in experiments which can't be done in the lab like the gravity on the moon or where the equipment is too expensive or difficult to use like the Millikan Oil drop." Physics Scholar Coordinator.
It is undoubtedly a good resource
Head of Science
I have just received the disk and love the experiments.
Students can also use these experiments to support their study in a variety of ways:
By the students directly to prepare for a laboratory experiment by familiarising them with the equipment to be used and the methodology of the experiment.
As revision for an experiment that has previously been performed in the laboratory.
For home-learning where there is no access to a laboratory.
To make up for an experiment missed due to sickness.
As a personal experience of an experiment normally only performed by the teacher in front of the class.
However, the students’ laboratory experience is immersive and self-guided. It is possible for the student to do experiments badly or well depending on the care taken – just as with real experiments.
These simulations largely cover all the requirements of the AQA Practical Handbook for A-level Physics. They also cover many of the experiments required at GCSE. In particular they fully support the phased approach to experiments from ‘demonstration’ through ‘Practice with support’, ‘Practice without support’ to ‘Fluent’. They also support the AQA documented five competencies as well as all but one of the full list of Physics apparatus and techniques.
Each experiment is fully documented as to the procedure and processing of results including example spreadsheets and graphs.