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September 4, 2018

At the start of the school year we typically see an uptick in downloads of Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite, nearly doubling our monthly downloads compared to the summer months. This has always suggested to use that a large percentage of our users are students and educator...

July 19, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF), one of the worldwide leaders in science and science education funding, has awarded $382,689 to the American Modeling Teachers Association in coordination with Vieyra Software and a team of educational researchers, science educator...

March 4, 2018

The hardware of your particular smartphone, tablet, or Chromebook determines the various properties of their sensors. Wide variations can exist in what sensors are included in a device, as well as how frequently they can collect data, their precision, and their overall...

November 5, 2017

Education is at the core of why we develop Physics Toolbox apps. Mobile sensors, in particular, can introduce individuals to physical principles and the power of technology. Additionally, we recognize that many people balk at the word "physics," and that attitudes abou...

October 9, 2017

Yesterday we were delighted to receive a visit from a colleague, Heidi Baumgartner, who developed this microscope that can be 3D-printed and constructed from a screw and some small glass ball-bearings. We spent some time outside, then spent some time using the microsco...

September 3, 2017

You might have noticed the sometimes the compass on Physics Toolbox apps require calibration (or any app that uses a compass, for that matter). Although we now include a special notice for users when we anticipate it needs to be calibrated with instructions on how to d...

July 29, 2017

Physics is often described among the hard sciences, because of its "perceived methodological rigor, exactitude, and objectivity." In fact, in might be argued that many people perceive science as something that, once "discovered" or "tested" is fairly rigid, and the und...

May 14, 2017

Mathematical and Computational Thinking in Science

Mathematical and computational thinking has recently received a significant amount of attention in educational technology and educational policy at the state and federal level. If you teach computer science, you might e...

April 8, 2017

Something we hadn't quite anticipated when we developed Physics Toolbox was that its popularity among researchers, engineers, and other curious adults would surpass the use by secondary and higher education communities. Or, at least this is what data suggests from the...