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Great Games for Physics

With these terrific physics picks, your students will be able to build, toss, and catapult objects big and small, and see where they fall and roll.

1.
Crayon Physics Deluxe Publisher: Kloonigames
Influential physics game is still a draw
Grades 2-12
Type Game
Price $19.95
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
2.
Space Physics Publisher: Camel Games
Clever, open-ended physics games fun but tricky
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms Android, Kindle Fire
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 2
3.
Amazing Alex Publisher: Rovio Entertainment Ltd
Cobbling crazy contraptions together great for aspiring inventors
Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $.99 - $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
4.
World of Goo Publisher: 2D BOY
Stellar physics builder with wiggly, animated goo balls
Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $2.99 - $4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 2
5.
Portal 2 Puzzle Maker Publisher: Valve
Mind-bending level editor for beloved physics game
Grades 7-12
Type Game
Price $19.99
Platforms Mac, Windows
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
6.
TinkerBox Publisher: Autodesk Inc.
Fantastic physics puzzler puts a virtual maker faire in kids' hands
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Quantum Conundrum Publisher: Square Enix
Smart physics puzzler gets kids thinking about the properties of real-world objects
Grades 6-12
Type Game
Price $13.49
Platforms PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
8.
Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream! URL: https://games.ciconline.org/coastercrafter/
Cleverly draws on love of coasters to teach velocity, force, motion
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
9.
Garry's Mod Publisher: Valve
Complex physics sandbox is rich but daunting
Grades 8-12
Type Game
Price $9.99
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4