Educator Resources for Impulse

Impulse helps players build intuitive understanding of Newton’s first and second laws of motion and his law of universal gravitation. Embedded in a sea of enemy particles that react and behave under realistic Newtonian mechanics, players must avoid collisions as they propel their own particle to the goal. To succeed, players need to “study” the behavior of particles in order to be able to predict their motion and avoid them as they travel to the goal. During the game, players have to budget their energy use as they grapple with gravity, electric forces, and the effects of Newton's laws of motion. The game is an excellent primer for younger students just learning about forces and how things move. Older students can use the game as a model in their learning of the physics of motion.
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