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Archive for March, 2012

Texas Instruments to Preview Adaptations of PhET Sims at NSTA Booth #336

TI will preview adaptations for a selection of PhET simulations, that when used with the TI-Nspire CX’s interactive graphing capabilities, color screen and computer software, will bring middle school physical, life, and earth science concepts to life. These activities will be available through TI’s Science Nspired online resource center, free of charge, in Summer 2012.

See these new adaptations at Texas Instrument Booth #336 at the 2012 National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference in Indianapolis, March 29 – April 1.


Mar 28


Thank You Texas Instruments…

Thank you Texas Instruments for supporting PhET through a generous donation.

If you want to become a sponsor, go to CU Foundation PhET Project Fund. Or, e-mail Depending upon the level of sponsorship, your logo can appear on our website which has had over 70 million sims served!

Texas Instruments


Mar 27


Scheduled Downtime: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time

The University of Colorado Office of Information Technology will be performing a scheduled system reboot of the PhET server on Sunday, March 25 at 11:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time. During this time, PhET ( will experience periods of unavailability. We expect that the outage will last only 10 minutes and that we will be back online very quickly. However, if you experience issues, please e-mail the PhET Help Desk at

Thanks for your patience during our system maintenance.


Mar 21


New Concentration Sim


Watch your solution change color as you mix chemicals with water. Then check molarity with the concentration meter. What are all the ways you can change the concentration of your solution? Switch solutes to compare different chemicals and find out how concentrated you can go before you hit saturation!


Mar 15


Workshop on Using PhET in High School Chemistry Class

On Thursday, June 7th from 9-12:30 PM, Trish Loeblein, PhET K-12 Specialist and Evergreen High School physics & chemistry teacher, along with a chemistry post-doc from PhET will be holding a workshop at the Instructional Support Facility (ISF) for the Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, CO on how to incorporate PhET into your high school chemistry class.

Space is limited. Please contact Mary Bartholomew at to register for the workshop.

Cost: $10 (pay at door)

Location Details:
Instructional Support Facility (ISF)
Cherry Creek School District
5416 S. Riviera Way
Centennial, CO 80015


Mar 9


Thank You Pearson…

Thank you Pearson for your generous donation—and for using PhET in Mastering Physics, Mastering Chemistry and a number of textbooks.



Mar 5