Activity One Motion in one dimension x Vectors Vector

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					Activity One            Motion in one dimension




                                                                                                x Vectors
                                                                                                The vectors are solid shapes of eight
                                                                                                points. The colors are
                                                                                                R180 G0 B0 and
                                                                                                R0 G0 B180
                                    Vector Labels
                                    Header
                                    10 / 24pt
                                    Subscript 8pt, -3px placement




Vx                                  Vector Radio Buttons
The text of the buttons are text    The user can click on these yellow
members placed 4px from the black   buttons to toggle the visibility of
edge of the button.                 velocity and acceleration vectors.                          Ticks
                                                                                                Geneva 9pt
                                                                                                Aliased, centered on each tick




                                    Start button                            Position Readout
                                                                            This stays in one place at the bottom
                                    Black edge of button 10 px from black   of the screen, showing the current
                                    edges of the activity area pulldown.    position of the cart with digits.

                                                                            Readout Type
                                                                            Geneva 9pt
                                                                            Aliased, Centered
Activity Two          Force and motion in one dimension




     Vx
     The text of the buttons can be text
     member, placed 4px from the black
     edge of the button.



                                           Ticks
                                           Geneva 9pt                                                                       Pulley
                                           Aliased, centered on each tick                                                   The rope is a one pixel wide vector.
                                                                                                                            There are two vectors, one getting
                                                                                                                            shorter and the other getting longer.


                                           Vector Labels
                                           Header
                                           10 / 24pt
                                           Subscript 8pt, -3px placement




                                                                                                                            Free Falling
                                                                                                                            The space here should be enough to
                                           Vector Radio Buttons                                                             give the mtion between the cart and
                                                                                                                            the weights a 1-to-1 ratio.
                                           The user can click on these yellow
                                           buttons to toggle the visibility of
                                           velocity and acceleration vectors.




                                                                                                                            Position Readout
                                                                                                                            This stays in one place at the bottom
                                                                                                                            of the screen, showing the current
                                                                                                                            position of the cart with digits.

                                           Start button                                                                     Readout Type
                                           Black edge of button 10 px from black
                                                                                                                            Geneva 9pt
                                           edges of the activity area pulldown.
                                                                                                                            Aliased, Centered




                                                                                                                                                                    Weights
                                                                                   Carts                                                                            Each of the five weights has a
                                                                                   Each of the 10 weight settings for the                                           different graphic. The system is
                                                                                   cart have a different cart body.                                                 related to the system used with the
                                                                                                                                                                    carts, but uses only one color.
Activity Three Falling Objects


 Bounce
 The frames for the bounce should
 "pulse" as the ball bounces,
 so it's more like a bubble than a ball.

 At the least it should play through
 the loops of 12 frames upon
 impact with the ground plane (if any)



Moon                                       Mars                                                 The Sun
                                                     Rebound
                                                     On the Moon, Mars and Earth, the
                                                     ball should bounce, or at least stay                            Ticks
                                                     put when it hits the defined ground                             Geneva 9pt
                                                     plane.                                                          Aliased, centered on each tick

                                                     On Jupiter it should fall through,
                                                     but the indicator will note the time
                                                     elapsed when it crossed the
                                                     "ground plane"

                                                     On the sun it should either fall through
                                                     as it does for Jupiter or burn up!




Earth                                      Jupiter



                                                     Vector Labels
                                                     Different colors warrent the slight
                                                     change of text color on the labels.

                                                     The colors for fhe vector labels are:
                                                     Vy (green)
                                                           Moon / Mars / Earth
                                                           R100 G255 B70
                                                           Jupiter / Sun
                                                           R30 G170 B0
                                                     Ay (yellow)
                                                           Moon / Mars / Earth
                                                           R255 G250 B165
                                                           Jupiter / Sun
                                                           R255 G255 B255
                                                                                                          Position Readout
                                                                                                          This stays in one place at the bottom
                                                                                                          of the screen, showing the current
                                                     For all of the labels, the typeface is               position of the cart with digits.
                                                     Franklin Gothic Demi
                                                     10 / 24 pt
                                                     Subscript 8pt, -3px placement                        Readout Type
                                                                                                          Geneva 9pt
                                                                                                          Aliased, Centered
   Activity Four Projectile motion




Moveable cliff
This is the part that moves along
with the cannon itself.




                                                                            Major Ticks
                                                                            Every 22 "boxes" or 110 pixels




                                    Button Labels
                                    Vy = R170 G140 B0
                                    Ay = R0 G180 B0
                                    Vx = R210 G70 B70
                                    Vy = R5 G0 B200




                                                        Readout Type
                                                        Geneva 9pt
                                                        Aliased, Centered
Activity Six Object on an incline




                                  Masses
                                  All of the masses are in one cast
                                  member!

                                  To change masses, change the frame
                                  of the Flash member from 1–10.




                                                                       Warning
                                                                       The modal boxes for this and any other
                                                                       activity doesn’t just appear, but floats
                                                                       and fades in from the bottom of the
                                                                       activity area. As it displays it bobs up
                                                                       and down slowly by two or three pixels.

                                                                       The box is dismissed and the sliders
                                                                       are reset when the user clicks anywhere
                                                                       in the activity area.

                                                                       In cases where the text needs to be
                                                                       changed, the font is sliderBold, 12/14pt
                                                                       black.




         Platform
         The "hoists" move according to
         therotation of the base platform.
         A clockwise movement makes the
         left hoist move up and the right hoist
         move down the same distance, while
         a counter-clockwise movement makes
         the opposite happen.
Activity Twelve RC Combo


                      Piece de lá resistance
                      The light bulb has ten different
                      wire thicknesses corresponding to
                      various levels of resistance.

                      The glow can be controlled in Director       Read all about it                                 Fill ‘er up
                      using a solid color shape and the            It's a little redundant, but there are            Through a sandwich of a capacitor
                      gray mask provided.                          several places to track the values                graphic, a color swatch and a overlapping
                                                                   of the capacitor, light bulb resistance           mask, the capacitor can appear to “fill”
                      To change intensity, you can change the      and battery voltage.                              with color based on how much charge
                      size and opacity of the color shape.                                                           it’s currently holding.
                                                                   a) the little signs by the components
                      Note: it's advisble in 16-bit color to use   b) the schematic                                  See CapacitorFill.dir
                      an 8-bit gray scale mask in Director. You    c) the sliders
                      can't use 16-bit cast members effectively
                      as masks. The only alternative is 32-bit
                      members, which won't be converted
                      on-the-fly to 16-bit well.




                     Switch is switch?
                     When the little yellow switch is to the
                     left, the capacitor and light bulb are
                     an open circuit, so the light bulb should
                     glow according to the current provided
                     by the capacitor.                                  re-volt-ing
                                                                        The battery doesn’t change appearance.
                     Conversely, the battery shoudl charge              Only the voltage rating next to it gives
                     up the capacitor in real time when the             any kind of indication to it's value.
                     switch is in the other position.

                     The battery, for purposes of this
                     example, has an unlimited charge.




                                                                        Schematically correct
                                                                        The schematic diagram shows the
                                                                        setup in a more abstract manner.
                                                                        The readouts are done using text
                                                                        members, with the exception the
                                                                        Omega symbol for ohm.

                                                                        The switch should change positions
                     Paint by number                                    reflecting the “real” setup.
                     there are ten graphics for the digits 0–9.
                                                                        Clicking on the switch area of the diagram
                     They should be positioned in an                    should also change the switch position.
                     upward slant to one another, mainly
                     because everything in this perspective
                     is at this angle                                             Verdana 9 pt
                                                                                  Aliased
Activity Thirteen AC circuits




                                                                        Read all about it
                           AC what you mean                             Little panels next to the capacitor
                                                                        and resistor note the values.
                           There are three sequences: low,
                           medium and high that animate in this
                                                                        The sizes of the components don't
                           oscillioscope based on the frequency
                                                                        change as they did in activity 12.
                           setting. It's not intended to be accurate.




                                                                        Sine you very much
                                                                        This little sine wave in the schematic
                                                                        just continually moves.
Activity Fifteen Elementary Particles



                                                                                                                                                          Open Trajectory
                                                                                                                                                          Paths of the particles are traced using
                                                                                                                                                          colors.

                                                                                                                                                          Red:R255 G0 B0
                                        Magnetic Personality                                                                                              Yellow: R235 G215 B0
                                        In Act_15.psd, there are the examples                                                                             Blue: R0 G0 B255
                                        are magnetic field settings, and hopefully
                                        what they'll look like when the user zooms
                                        out.

                                        Particles get smaller when zoomed out.
                                        I'm not sure how you'd want to handle
                                        units and scaling.




                                                                                                                                French Fried Rotatoes
                                                                                                                                Clicking on this button rotates the field
                                                                                                                                clockwise 90 (Electric Field Only).

                                                                                                                                For Magnetic Field (above) each button
                                                                                                                                selects a different orientation.




                                                 Go Green! ...I mean, go Blue, er...
                                                 Included is the same "start" animation from Act 1. This
                                                 button fires the selected particles into the seleced field,
                                                 and the fun begins.
                                                                                                                                Vector? I don’t even know her!
                                                                                                                                You may want to just use the cases I've provided in
                                                                                                                                Act_15.psd (I didn't put them in Elements) for the
                                                                                                                                five cases.

                                                                                                                                For magnetic fields, I have provided examples on just
                                                                                                                                the in/out cases. You can use the same vectors from
                                                                                                                                the electric field for the L - R magnetic field instances.




                                                                                                               Particle Man
                                                                                                               These are always visible for selection. Rolling
                                                                                                               over the view window makes the particle bob
                                                                                                               up and down. Clicking dims the window,and makes
                                                                                                               the particle part of the next simulation.