The first PhoneLab class

We are excited to let our  PhoneLabs community know that Matt Verdon at ASMS ran the  first physics class today using PhoneLabs. acceleration web app.

You can see Matt, with a 3D printed Lababno Set on which the phone is mounted. The phone can then be spun around to demonstrate centripetal force by the visual display of acceleration.This is an important step for us in introducing phones into physics classes. In  most schools, phones are  banned during classes. PhoneLabs can make them an integral part of such learning environments.

While we are yet to learn how best to use PhoneLabs to introduce Physics concepts, we are pleased that seeing acceleration can help  students visualize it. “Seeing is believing” – seeing acceleration on their on their own phones will help them understand it better.