Fuzzy Chronicles puts students in the cockpit of a spacecraft, challenging them to maneuver around numerous obstacles and use their knowledge of Newton's Laws of Motion to control their trajectories. Students' understanding of physics is tested through the use of creative puzzles and engaging questions about why they made the choices they did.
Students control the amount of force they apply to their ship and in what direction. They will learn how multiple forces can change the velocity of a moving object, how mass affects the movement of objects, and how force over time can be used to create curved trajectories. The simple-minded race of aliens, Fuzzies, serve not only as occasional voices of wisdom, but also handy projectiles. Climb aboard and explore physics at its finest!
The primary development of this game was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant R305A110782 to Vanderbilt University. Additional refinement of functionality was supported by the National Science Foundation through grant 1119290 to Vanderbilt University.