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NASA’s Space Place Primary level space games
Sci jinks Secondary level (mostly weather) simulations (NASA)
Mechanics and technology
The magic triangle
A triangle can be made by arranging 4 shapes on a 5 x 13 grid.
By re-arranging the shapes a new triangle can be made.
The pieces in the lower triangle are exactly the same as those in the upper triangle, but now seem to take up less space so there is one blank square
Where does the white square come from?Hover your mouse here for the solution
Here is another similar puzzle:Hover your mouse here for the solution
A bear walks 1 kilometre south, 1 kilometre west and then 1 kilometre north
He ends up in exactly the same place he started.
What colour is the bear?
4 litres of water problem
You are camping by the edge of a stream and a recipe calls for EXACTLY 4 litres of water.
Unfortunately, you only have two empty containers, one that holds 3 litres of water and one that holds 5 litres.
How can you get exactly 4 litres (you can fill and empty the containers as many times as you like using water from the stream).Hover your mouse here for the solution
Game about moments (the lever law) Simple moment simulation
Forces and motion Simulation about the Lever Law
Springs and Hookes Law Learn about Hookes Law
How friction heats up a surface (Kinetic theory simulation)
Density Learn about density by seeing what floats
Energy Change Kinetic, potential and internal energy change
Colour mixing What happens colours are mixed together
The Light Game Learn about red blue and green light
pH scale Test the pH of different substances