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