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PhET in the Philippines

PhET Simulations are used not only in the United States, but also around the world. Rollan Inis from the Tagum City National High School in Tagum City, Philippines writes that Philippine teachers from remote “barangays” will be using the offline installation of PhET to “teach science in a very interesting manner.” In addition, PhET was used at a Grade 8 teacher training program held by the Department of Education.

Thanks Rollan for spreading the word on how PhET can enhance science and math learning in schools around the world.

Do you have a story on how PhET sims are being used? Please e-mail Kathy at


Jun 21


PhET Attends NCTM Conference in Denver

Graphing Lines

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting in Denver this past April. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting with all the math teachers and having the opportunity to share the awesome free resource that is PhET! In addition, we were grateful for being a featured component of several talks, such as Mark Roddy’s discussion about Mathematizing the World. We look forward to the next NCTM Conference in New Orleans, April 9-12, 2014, and meeting even more great educators. We are excited to expand our suite of math simulations, so look for more coming soon!


May 6


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


Learn How and Why Carl Wieman Started PhET

The Founding of PhET

In our new video, Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman explains how and why he started PhET.


Feb 20


See PhET On EPISD Digital Discoveries

See Our Video on How to Use PhET Sims in Lectures

Using PhET in Lecture: Going Beyond Demos

Have you seen our latest video Using PhET in Lecture: Going Beyond Demos?

See how to use PhET simulations in powerful ways that engage a whole class in a large lecture setting. See examples of how you can incorporate clickers and other instructional techniques to deliver engaging interactive lecture demonstrations that will make maximum impact on student learning.


Jan 23


Join Carl Wieman: Support PhET with a Donation Today

Carl's Video

In our new video, Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman explains why he donated his Nobel prize money to PhET and why it’s important for our community to continue to support PhET.

Consider donating to PhET this holiday season – now through Network for Good to support both anonymous and recurring donation options.

Donate Today!


Dec 21


Free PhET Webinar: Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 7 PM PST

Teachers, join us for a free webinar on how to make the most of PhET simulations. Sponsored by Oregon Virtual School District, the webinar is free and open to everyone.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 7 pm, Pacific Standard Time
Meeting Number: 926 149 315

For more information or to join the online meeting, go to

Help keep new webinars coming: Donate to PhET’s Annual Campaign today.


Nov 6


An Interview with Dr. Kathy Perkins on the Social Innovation Conversations Channel

Listen to our Director, Dr. Kathy Perkins, speak with host Sheela Sethuraman on Social Innovation Conversations. Social Innovations Conversations is part of The Center for Social Innovations, a department at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, that educates leaders to solve the world’s toughest social and environmental issues.


Oct 11


PhET on Colorado Public Radio

Did you get to listen to PhET on Colorado Public Radio today? If not, listen to how PhET is used in a Colorado Classroom at|Science_in_Colorado_Classrooms_Big_Bang_or_Black_Hole_Part_1_Build_An_Atom


Oct 4