Interactive 3D math simulations

By Murray Bourne, 17 Nov 2007

There are some interesting interactives in the's 3D Science Explorers case study from Prentice Hall. The interactives use Shockwave (there is a link to the Shockwave plugin on the page if you need it).

The first simulation is a catapult where students need to aim a paintball, interpret the results, improve their aim and even stay within a budget.


I liked Eclipses which allows you to travel around the solar system and view planets and the asteroid belt from different points of view.


Ocean Waves is excellent for showing wave dynamics. You can input different wind strengths and observe the water movement at different depths.

ocean waves

The Seismic Waves simulation is a good visual display of earthquake motion.

seismic waves

There are 10 simulations included in the interactive 3D Science Explorer simulations. Worth a look!

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