Gravity Simulator

This gravity simulation is a sandbox on a grand scale. Put planets, stars, and asteroids in place, give them an initial push, and see where they go. Observe the conic sections that emerge from the simple rules of gravitational attraction.

Developed by TestTubeGames
For more information visit TestTubeGames.com 

You can try the limited free version HERE!

$5.99

What is it all about

Gravity Simulator is a grand-scale celestial simulator, making the world your sandbox. Put planets, stars, and asteroids in place, give them an initial push, and see where they go!

The game represents three-dimensional space through flat graphics, making the simulations easy to understand and follow. Even so, it is advanced enough to simulate multiple sources of gravity, required to demonstrate complicated concepts such as the n-body problem. The simulator is a good fit for both elementary and middle school physics classes.

Learning possibilities

At its simplest, Gravity Simulator aims to demonstrate the interactions between mass, force and velocity. In elementary school, students can discover the connection between mass and gravity.

In junior high school, their experiments can involve more complex theories, such as the universe’s gravitational constant. The simulator allows for the gravitational constant to be changed on the fly, making it possible for students to experiment with what would happen if the laws of the universe were different.

The game covers the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) 3-PS2-1 and MS-ESS1-2.

Ideas for classes

  • Home use: Experiment with celestial objects and gravitation.

  • Elementary school: Examine objects with different masses.

  • Junior high school: Investigate trajectories and orbits.

  • High school: Experiment with the n-body problem. Perform basic studies with different values of gravitational constant.


Teaching ideas

  • Understand how solar systems are balanced, and how easily that balance is disturbed.

  • Learn to predict the movements of groups of celestial objects.

  • Examine the n-body problem.

  • Introduce students to the gravitational constant of the universe.

WindowsSupported
MacSupported
LinuxSupported
Operating systemWindows XP SP2+, Mac OSX 10.8+, Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
ProcessorSSE2 instruction set support
GraphicsDX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
Additional InfoThe game runs comfortably on most systems, and does not require high-end hardware. Unity system requirements can be used as a general guideline (https://unity3d.com/unity/system-requirements).

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Gravity Simulator

Gravity Simulator

This gravity simulation is a sandbox on a grand scale. Put planets, stars, and asteroids in place, give them an initial push, and see where they go. Observe the conic sections that emerge from the simple rules of gravitational attraction.

Developed by TestTubeGames
For more information visit TestTubeGames.com 

You can try the limited free version HERE!