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Liquid Dynamics: iPhone App

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Liquid Dynamics: iPhone App

This application allows the learner to experiment with fluid dynamics outside of the lab. Designed for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, the app creates a small universe in which the user can define physical constants such as viscosity, density, elasticity, gravity - and more. Learners can tilt and swirl their devise, change the variables, and see what happens. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Quick Guide

Learning Time:

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration, iOS Mobile App, Simulation


Materials List

  • iPhone, iPod or iPad


  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
    • Structure and Properties of Matter

Informal Categories

  • Computers


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Nijhoff, Reinder


  • Reinder Nijhoff, 2011