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Amusement Park Physics

Are you really in danger when you are taking those hairpin turns and death-defying loops on a roller coaster? Discover how amusement park rides use the laws of physics to simulate danger, while keeping the rides safe.

Amusement Park Physics (Non-Flash Version)

Are you really in danger when you are taking those hairpin turns and death-defying loops on a roller coaster? Discover how amusement park rides use the laws of physics to simulate danger, while keeping the rides safe.

Carbon Lab

Run this model of the carbon cycle to see how carbon circulates through the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans and the earth's crust. Explore ways that human input might change global outcomes in the future.

The Chemistry of Running

Explore the chemistry and physiology of running by choosing an avatar and running a series of timed races. Set a running goal to successfully complete a full marathon. Then perform an energy calculation to see how many kilocalories were burned during the race.

Chemistry Timeline

Learn more about key chemistry-related people and events from prehistoric times to the present. The timeline targets major breakthroughs in the development of chemical science, including the discovery of key elements, as well as the birth and death dates of important contributors chemistry history.

Control a Haber-Bosch Ammonia Plant

Learn about the economics of operating a chemical factory as you try to optimize the process of a simulated Haber-Bosch process ammonia fertilizer plant. Try to maximize profitability by fine-tuning the reaction: adjusting temperature and pressure in the reaction chamber, switching the type of catalyst, and adjusting the rate that the product (ammonia) and impurities are removed.

Demographics Lab

Use real demographic data and a simulator to understand the factors that control human population growth, recognize the demographic transition in human history, and gain a sense of how population demographics has a very human impact in all areas of our planet.

Discovering Neutrino Oscillation

Discover neutrino oscillation and try to match real experiments with this simulator. Do electrons oscillate? What happens to the rate of neutrino detection as you move closer and farther from the source?

Disease Lab

This simulator will let you explore various diseases: Kold, a caricature of the common cold; Impfluenza, which resembles an influenza outbreak; and Red Death, a fast-spreading epidemic with a high mortality rate. What factors influence the spread of these diseases, and what can we do to counter them?

Energy Lab

Try to meet the world's projected energy demand by choosing from the available energy sources, while keeping atmospheric CO2 under control. You must avoid the limits and pitfalls associated with each energy source.

Melting Rocks

Turning solid rock into liquid magma involves changing its temperature, pressure and water content. Try your hand at melting rock to create magma.

Reaction Time

You'll be challenged to test your reaction time under different conditions and then compare the results. You'll find out how processing in the brain changes reaction time under different conditions: being distracted, being presented with emotionally charged stimuli, or being faced with increasing complex tasks.

Storm Chaser

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado warning. Do you have what it takes to be a storm chaser?

Wind Chill

Why do windy winter days seem so bitterly cold? Calculate the wind chill factor and find out.

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