Try any of these experiments

You are free to use any of the following virtual experiments as you wish, even in the classroom.  They are all WebGL compatible and will run in any browser that supports WebGL such as Microsoft Edge, FireFox on Windows and Safari on the Mac.  Note that after you have clicked the link and the simulation appears in your browser, you can change to full screen by using the full-screen button at the bottom right of the simulation.  All necessary instructions are contained within the experiment.  If you do use the simulations then please send us feedback using our contact form.  The more feedback we get, the better we can make them!


This is a virtual experiment to investigate the magnetic field produced by a coil.  The number of turns on the coil can be selected.  The maximum amps and voltage can be selected on the power supply and the actual amps read from a multimeter.  The deflection of the magnetometer's needle tells you the strength of the field.


This is a virtual experiment to determine the velocity of a projectile using a ballistic balance.  A round is fired at a suspended block of wood which swings and gains potential energy.  The gain in PE can be equated to the kinetic energy at the point of impact.  The momentum of the shell on firing can be equated to the shell and block after impact.


This is a virtual experiment allows you to determine the rates of charge and discharge of a capacitor.  From the readings taken you can plot the characteristic asymptotic curves and verify the equations of charge and discharge.


This is a virtual experiment allows you to investigate the relationship between the time period of the oscillating spring and its tension.  You can vary the weights on the spring and time its motion.  You can also determine the spring constant for the spring.


This is a virtual experiment allows you to verify Newton's second law using an Airtrack.  Weights are used to pull a glider along the near friction-free track.  Optical timing gates allow you to measure the increase in speed as the weights accelerate the glider.


This is a virtual experiment allows you to determine the specific heat capacity of a brass weight by measuring the temperature rise of a calorimeter and its water contents.  After heating the weight thoroughly you transfer it to the calorimeter and then monitor the temperature rise.