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Archive for November, 2011

New Balancing Act Sim

Balancing Act

Try our new Balancing Act Sim to learn about balance, rotational equilibrium and torque. Play with objects on a teeter totter. Then test what you’ve learned by trying the Balance Challenge game.


Nov 28


November 2011 Newsletter

Screenshot of the November 2011 PhET newsletter

Did you receive the November 2011 newsletter? If not, don’t forget to sign up at our website.


Nov 20


Noah P. on How to Use PhET

Noah P

Here’s a copy of PhET research associate, Noah Podolefsky’s talk Using PhET Interactive Simulations to Enhance Science Learning.


Nov 17


PhET Webinar November 15th at 6:30 PM ET

Using PhET Simulations for Science and Mathematics Inquiry: Free, Researched, Web-Based Resources
Trish Loeblein, PhET K12 Specialist and Evergreen HS Teacher
Noah Podolefsky, Research Associate

Join the room using this URL up to 15 minutes before the webinar starts:

In this webinar, we will:
1. focus on the middle level learner;
2. explore mathematics and science simulations such as Energy Skate Park, Equation Grapher, Estimation, Arithmetic, Density, Circuit Construction Kit, and Build an Atom;
3. investigate productive ways to incorporate PhET sims in your curriculum; and
4. learn about how to access lesson plans that PhET team members and other teachers have used and submitted to our Teaching Ideas database.


Nov 10


Come see us at VSS 2011 in Indianapolis

See you at VSS 2011 in Indianapolis, IN November 9-11. Stop by our booth #8.


Nov 7


Looking for some physics concept questions?


This Guide of Concept Questions is from Trish Loeblein, PhET K-12 Specialist and Evergreen High School physics & chemistry teacher. It includes all the physics clicker questions that she uses at Evergreen High in her PhET activities and she updates this activity as she adds questions. So if you’re looking for some great inquiry-based concept questions, this is a great way to find some!


Nov 2