Links to science games, interactives, and simulations you can play around with.
Black Hole Hunter
Investigate the gravitational wave signals from colliding black holes. Created by Cardiff University
Why do Astronauts Float?
A playful look at the science behind ‘floating’ in space. Created by TestTubeGames
A simulated swing, with some tools for exploring the physics behind pumping your legs. Created by TestTubeGames
Fling planets and change physics in this gravity sandbox. Available in browser and for download. Created by TestTubeGames
A special relativistic game where a dinosaur travels near the speed of light. Created by TestTubeGames
A customizable toy of a double pendulum. Created by MinuteLabs
The Fittest 2
Crawling stick figure creatures evolve before your eyes. Created by TestTubeGames
A gravity simulator for the web. Created by apexearth
A simple gravity simulator for the web. Created by Hermann
Periodic Three-Body Orbits
A nice interactive look at three-body orbits that repeat. Created by Ricky Reusser.
A variant of the game 2048, where the tiles are fusing elements in a star. Created by Dimitar Dimitrov
Ripple Tank Simulation
Simulation for investigating waves and interference, with a bunch of customizable physics options. Created by Falstad
Investigate systems that interact, such as the predator-prey population dynamics and much, much more. Created by Nicky Case
A slick simulation of particles flying around a black hole. Created by Ricky Reusser
Explore the atomic realm in this game about molecular bonds. Created by TestTubeGames
Particle physics puzzle game, based on the rules of the Standard Model. Created by TestTubeGames
The Falstad Collection
Collection of small simulations created by Falstad.
Build tons of 2D physics simulations with this free resource. Easy to check out, tons of cool stuff you can do with it. Created by Dimitris Xanthopoulos.
Downloadable space simulation that lets you smash planets together in a really cool way. Created by Giant Army
A nervous system simulation game, where you build brains to control creatures. Created by Olive
A Slower Speed of Light
Explore the optical effects of special relativity in a 3D setting. Created by MIT Game Lab
A strategy game that revolves around genetics and evolution. Created by Stray Fawn Studio
Virus, the Beauty of the Beast
An interactive video that lets you explore the math and patterns of virus structures. Created by Hamish Todd
The Electric Shocktopus
Electromagnetic game where your character can charge themselves to move around the levels. Created by TestTubeGames
A game that explores quantum mechanics, with an emphasis on quantum computing. Created by Quantum Flytrap
Kerbal Space Program
Most games aren’t rocket science, but this one is. Created by Squad
Gravity with Poisson Equation
Cool look at gravity of many, many bodies, calculated on a mesh. Looks neat, too. Created by Ricky Reusser.
Physical objects simulator that lets you draw and add objects to a scene, with lots of options for creativity. Created by Algoryx Simulation
Black Hole Launcher
A simulation of the spacetime around a Schwarzschild black hole where you can fling astroids and light to your heart’s content. Created by TestTubeGames
A gravitational simulator that lets you fling planets and see what happens. Created by MinuteLabs
An interactive book about geology and earth science, available for iPad and Mac. Created by Chaim Gingold