Friday, March 6, 2015

explain3D - 3D animations that explain how things work

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explain3D is an app, available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, that uses 3D animations to explain how things work. It is not free (under $2 for each version) but is a great resource for educators.

Explain 3D: How stuff works - screenshot

Explain 3D: How stuff works - screenshot

Simulations (20) include:
  • Car workshop – 4 stroke engine, Car clutch, Manual transmission, Disc brakes, Ignition system
  • Discover the Universe – ISS space station, Space shuttle, Solar system
  • Electricity around us – Hydroelectric dam, Wind turbine, Nuclear power plant
  • Transport simulations – Railroad switch, Submarine, Jet engine
  • Our homes – Lock and key, Elevator, Toilet, Desk Lamp
  • Tools – Jackhammer, Hand pump
They are well done and explain the concepts well.

Here is a video explaining the app:


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