The SciPlay app is essentially an annotated video: Using an iPad, you film motion—running, jumping, swinging, sliding, throwing a ball, etc.—and the app visualizes the basic science at work, pinpointing moments and levels of velocity, acceleration, energy, and force. Through manually tracing the arc of motion of the ball or person, or by using sensor data from the iPod attached to a ball or a kid’s belt, it superimposes the force diagrams that make up the backbone of any classroom physics lesson on real-life situations.
Wow. This is my kind of learning! Wish it had been around when I was at school.