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PhET Interactive Simulations

PhET Interactive Simulations

Interactive science simulations. Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado. Lesson plans, student directions often included.


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Yessenia Miguel
Yessenia Miguel (Student)
2 years ago
I found this resource to be extremely helpful. This resource provides teachers with a variety of online simulations they could use to teach students a concept. One of the simulations I found dealt with circuits. Teachers could use the website to have student construct circuits. The web page contained parallel circuits as well as series circuit. The teacher can then have the students compare both. Also, the resource contained lesson plans for teachers to use on how to conduct a lesson and integrate the simulation. While researching the website. I found hundred of simulations that vary from elementary grades to high school. Other tools that the website contained were fun interactive videos and games that were related to science and math. For instance, I found one that focused on finding the are and modeling.
Time spent reviewing site: 35 min