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Science Museum Game

October 11th, 2007


Launchball is a game produced for the Science Museum website. It is an excellent and well thought out little game that has highly transparent educational content. Despite this, it it fun to play.

Most of the puzzles deal with the concepts of power and force, both in terms of their generation and their effect. The aim is to make a little (metal) ball reach a particular goal. It can be done by using wind power to blow the ball, magnetism to attract it, or ‘rollers’ to move the ball along. Some or all of these effects require power, and the different mechanisms for generating and transferring power are really interesting and innovative.

This game is a wonderful way to introduce physics.


  1. May 31, 2008

    introduces physics huh? will it tell me what happened to schrodinger’s cat?

  2. June 1, 2008

    Sorry slacker, I’m pretty sure that a wee game for exploring force does not tell you much about quantum uncertainty.

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