Potential Penguin

In the Potential Penguin game you explore the connections between potential (positional) and kinetic (motional) energy. By changing the landscape you can control the potential energy of a penguin, or sometimes you can choose to give it a push.

You have to overcome the obstacles and get the penguin to the goal. However, in order to succeed the penguin cannot have too much kinetic energy. During the game we will explain some of the physics behind the conservation of energy, and you will encounter the limitations posed by this and learn how to overcome them. Potential Penguin will also establish a connection between the potential energy landscape and the forces that it is subjected to.

This game helps our research in:

  • How visualization can help in learning physics concepts
  • What improves the performance in our quantum games

Play the game here!