The project proposed involves using physlets as a means of getting students engaged and delivering ideas and concepts in a novel manner. Physlets are Java applets that are designed to address a specific Physics concept. There are many similar applets for other fields such as chemlets which address Chemistry topics. There are many resources regarding physlets and we have chosen to focus on one repository, Physlet Physics by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni. With the funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Jr. Grant, we can purchase a reference text and a copy of a CD with approximately three hundred physlets and problems to go along with the physlets to be used in the classroom. In the example below, a web link is used to demonstrate the concept.
Salley, Mackay and Menard, Matt, "Using Physlets in HS Physical Science" (2013). Arthur Vining Davis High Impact Fellows Projects. 7.