See Area Builder‘s video primer to learn about how you can use this sim to teach students about area and perimeter. Students can explore with rectangular and irregular shapes, discover the relationship between area and perimeter, and apply fractional knowledge as they build shapes with a given area and perimeter.
Try the HTML5 Fraction Matcher simulation. Under For Teachers see the video primer to learn about Fraction Matcher’s features and uses. Need an activity? Scroll down to see the Teacher-Submitted Activities. Don’t forget that as a teacher, you’ll need to “Sign In” to access these features.
We’ve been working hard to bring more HTML5 simulations this fall. One of our new physics simulation, Hooke’s Law, is entering Beta testing. Each simulation is extensively tested with students before we make them available on our website. Look for the new simulations soon.
Teachers, as you go #backtoschool, check out #PhETsims teaching resources. These tips and activities can help you learn how best to use PhET in your instruction. Use the “Tips” button to find videos and written resources on integrating PhET. Easily search for teacher-submitted activities including labs, homework assignments, lectures, activities, and concept questions with the “Browse” button. Or, “Share” your activities with the PhET community.
Get the sparks flying for the new school year with John Travoltage. Wiggle his foot and he picks up charges from the carpet. Bring his hand close to the door knob and get rid of the excess charge.
Good luck to both students and teachers for the upcoming year!
Try PhET’s next-gen interoperable Concentration sim when it’s been linked with our partner metacog‘s rubric-based scoring. Try the task of making a batch of Invisible Ink and see how you do in real time. Learn about metacog’s rubric-based scoring in this video.
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We’ve added new teacher video primers to many of our HTML5 sims, and will have more on the way this fall! These video primers give a visual walkthrough of the features and common uses of a sim, as well as helpful information for using the sim to its fullest.
Sign in to our website today to start taking advantage of this new teacher resource! You’ll have to complete a new short registration process (less than two minutes!) to access the many new enhanced teacher support resources, including video primers, teacher-submitted activities, and commenting on activities.