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Archive for March, 2013

Learn What Goes Into the Creation of a PhET Simulation


Ever wonder how a new simulation is created? In this new video PhET: Research and Development, you can see what’s behind the development of a PhET simulation and how we use research to enhance learning. Learn how we choose what topic to address, all the way through to how we test our simulations.


Mar 27


New Improved Forces and Motion: Basics Simulation

Forces and Motion: Basics

With the new “Acceleration Lab” tab in the Forces and Motion: Basics simulation, students use an acceleration meter and a bucket of water to explore the concepts of speed, acceleration and net force, and learn how they relate to Newton’s Second Law of Motion: F=ma.


Mar 20


Happy Open Education Week!

Open Education Week

PhET is one of many providers of “Open Educational Resources” (OER) and is a big supporter of the larger open education movement. This week brings many opportunities to learn more about OER projects and the opportunity for OER to impact teaching and learning worldwide. See their list of events here:


Mar 13


See the Latest PhET Team Members

PhET Team

Back Row: Kathy Dessau, Stephanie Chasteen, Linda Wellman, John Blanco, Ariel Paul, Sam Reid, Jesse Garrison, Noah Podolefsky, Emily Moore, Noah Finkelstein
Front Row: Oliver Nix, Trish Loeblein, Michael Dubson, Kathy Perkins, Jonathan Olson, Robert Parson, Karina Hensberry, Julia Chamberlain, Chris Malley

From the PhET Team to all of you:
Thanks for using PhET Interactive Simulations


Mar 8


PhET Becomes a 100Kin10 Partner

We’re excited to announce that PhET is now a 100Kin10 Partner. 100Kin10 is a multi-sector partnership addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. See the press release here.



Mar 4