Cut the rope
Test your skills by playing the free online physics game ‘Cut the rope’ – one of the most successful and popular games of the smartphone age. Play now for free online – no download required. On Nom, the little monster, is hungry for candy but is rather lazy and needs you to get the candy to him. You will need to cut ropes, use levers, experiment with elasticity and pop floating balloons if you are going to get the candy from where it is into On Nom’s mouth.
Instructions: To complete the many levels in this game you will need to use your mouse to cut ropes. It isn’t quite as easy as this sounds and you will need to think carefully about the correct sequence of steps, rotations, gravity, momentum and much more.
Learning objective: To develop an awareness of the Physics terms ‘gravity’ and ‘momentum’.
(i) What does the term ‘gravity’ mean? Can you give examples of how you used gravity to complete these levels?
(ii) If this game was set on the moon where gravity is much weaker, how might this make the game more difficult?
(iii) What does the term ‘momentum’ mean? How did you use the momentum of objects to complete levels?
Summary: Cut the rope is one of the most popular ever games of the smartphone era for a good reason - it rocks! The fact that it will also develop your thinking skills and awareness of a range of Physics concepts is just a bonus!