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Archive for June, 2014

Come See Us at ISTE in Atlanta, June 28-July 1


We’re going to be at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, GA June 28-July 1. Come by our Booth #3653 and see the latest HTML5 PhET simulations and what we have on tap for the summer and 2014-2015 academic year.


Jun 24


Play on PhET’s Balancing Act Teeter Totter

Balancing Act

Let students explore the why’s of the playground teeter-totter with our HTML5 Balancing Act simulation. Choose from three tabs: Intro, Balance Lab and Game. Then try out what they’ve learned on the real playground.




Jun 18


See How to Use PhET Simulations with OfficeMix


Watch our new video in the Featured Gallery section #OfficeMix to learn how to create fun, exciting and interactive lessons using PhET simulations and OfficeMix.



Jun 12


Make Your Own Summer Drinks with PhET’s Concentration Sim


Mix “virtual” summer drinks with the Concentration simulation. 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!

Then have more fun by making your own lemonade or summer drink!


Jun 6


Fuel PhET’s Summer Work with Our End-of-School Campaign


Over the 2013-14 school year, we were able to redesign and publish 16 new HTML5 versions of our simulations. And, even though school’s ending, PhET will be hard at work during the summer.

So please donate today and keep this important work on track. Together, we can make the draft version of Circuit Construction Kit a reality, and bring the many other simulations to HTML5 compatibility along with a more modern look and feel.


Jun 2