What is PHET?
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery (Description – http://phet.colorado.edu.).
What are the PhET Interactive Simulations and what makes them effective? This short video gives a brief introduction to the key features of the simulations.
PhET Wins 2011 Tech Award
Tips for Using PhET
Earn a Badge
- Create an account at http://phet.colorado.edu.
- Create an activity or choose a simulation from the PHET site.
- Take a video of your students during the simulation and upload video as an attachment, OR take and attach a picture of your students and write three things (in the submission box) the students said they learned from the simulations.