Riverboat Simulator

The Riverboat Simulator Interactive allows a learner to investigate the effect of a river current, river width, and boat velocity upon the time to cross a river and the arrival location on the opposite bank. Learners can easily modify boat heading and speed and river width and run numerous trials in a short amount of time without getting wet. 

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore the relationships. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared two exercises for a more directed experience. The exercises were designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.

Our River Boat simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.