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Archive for July, 2012

Come See Us at BCCE 2012 July 29th-Aug. 2

See you at Biennial Conference on Chemical Education 2012 in University Park, PA July 29-August 2nd. We are sharing space with our sponsor, Carolina Biological, at Booths 18 & 19.

Thank you Carolina Biological!


Jul 23


New Sim on Fractions: Fraction Matcher

Fraction Matcher

Need to improve fraction skills? Try the new Fraction Matcher sim. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Students can challenge themselves at different levels, collecting stars as they improve their fraction skills.


Jul 18


July 2012 PhET Newsletter

Screenshot of the July 2012 PhET newsletter

Did you receive the July 2012 newsletter? If not, don’t forget to sign up at our website.


Jul 9


Free Course on How to Integrate PhET Sims in Science and Math Courses: July 9-29

Teachers, join us for a free online course at Peer-to-Peer University.

Course Description: PhET simulations are designed to provide an open exploratory environment. They can be used in many different educational settings, including lecture, individual or small group inquiry activities, homework, online courses, and labs. This flexibility makes the sims easy to integrate into courses, allowing teachers to choose the simulation and then tailor their use of the simulation to address the most important learning goals for their students. In this three week course, you will learn about how the sims are designed, some best practices for use, and explore/create lessons you can use with your students.”


Jul 5


PhET Director, Kathy Perkins, Featured in Harvard Magazine

Kathy Perkins

Harvard Magazine recently featured PhET Director, Kathy Perkins, Class of ’92 in their June-July issue. Read about how and why she became involved in PhET.


Jul 2