I’ve been at a conference for science education and communication the past few days, and this is one of the most amazing things I’ve seen since getting here.
It’s a Portal 2 builder that models physics lessons! If you’re a teacher, then get this into your physics classroom. If you’re a student, get your teacher to put this in your classroom.
Nashville high school teacher Cameron Pittman has been working with Valve, the people behind Portal 2, to use their realistic physics models to teach students about mechanics and motion. Want to demonstrate parabolic motion? Build a room, pop a couple portals in the right place and get to flying.
There’s a ton of demo videos on Cameron’s website, so check ‘em all out. Man, this makes me want to go back to high school.
Bonus: There’s a way to use Skyrim to teach geology! Here’s the minerals of Skyrim: