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New HTML5 Tablet-Compatible Graphing Lines Simulation

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We’re excited to add yet another HTML5 simulation to our growing touch/tablet-compatible mathematics collection–just in time for the 2014-2015 academic year. With the new HTML5 Graphing Lines, explore the world of lines. Investigate the relationships between linear equations, slope, and graphs of lines. Choose between the “Slope,” “Slope-Intercept” and “Point-Slope” tabs. Then challenge your knowledge in the “Line Game”!

Thursday

Jul 31

2014

Come See PhET at AAPT and PERC July 26-31 in Minneapolis, MN

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Are you going to American Association of Physics Teachers AAPT 2014 Summer Meeting in Minneapolis, MN July 26-30?

Come see talks by both users and PhET director, Kathy Perkins, Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Perkins’s talk at 2 PM on Next-Generation PhET Simulations: New Features for Teaching and Learning will feature our touch/tablet-compatible HTML5 simulations. The new HTML5 designs bring a unique opportunity to build-in advanced functionality including recording user interactions, combining tabs from multiple simulations, pre-setting simulation configurations, and enabling screen capture with annotation.

And, if you’re also attending Physics Education Research Conference PERC 2014 July 30-31, stop by and see PhET’s posters by our own Emily Moore and Kathy Perkins.

Thursday

Jul 24

2014

New HTML5 Tablet-Compatible Fraction Matcher Simulation!

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Try our new HTML5 tablet/browser-compatible Fraction Matcher simulation. A great way to improve fraction skills for the younger student. 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. Choose between the “Fractions” and “Mixed Numbers” tabs for more learning fun.

Tuesday

Jul 22

2014

Come to PhET’s Workshop at the ICCE 2014 Conference

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Come to PhET’s workshop, Using PhET Interactive Simulations, at the ICCE 2014 conference in Toronto, Canada on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Presented by PhET’s Yuen-ying Carpenter, Bryce Gruneich, and Emily Moore, this workshop will provide an introduction to our 30 chemistry simulations that support students from middle school to undergraduate levels in developing conceptual models of macroscopic and microscopic phenomena through inquiry. You’ll learn strategies for effective use for teaching and learning – highlighting specific teaching approaches that target common student difficulties and scaffold student understanding. Additionally, we will provide guidance and feedback for writing effective questions and activities around PhET simulations.

And don’t forget to stop by our booth.

Wednesday

Jul 16

2014

Scheduled Maintenance Over the Next Few Nights

Due to some ongoing website issues, we will be performing maintenance on the PhET website over the next few nights (Mountain Daylight time). This will affect only parts of the site, specifically logging in, some activity pages, etc. It should not affect the simulations. We expect that the maintenance will last over an hour. During this time, some parts of PhET may experience periods of unavailability. If you experience persistent issues, please e-mail the PhET Help Desk at phethelp@colorado.edu.

Thanks for your patience.

Monday

Jul 14

2014

Thank You W. W. Norton & Company for Your Support

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Thank you W. W. Norton & Company for your support of PhET’s chemistry simulations. Your generous donation will go directly to bringing more HTML5 simulations to students around the world.

Tuesday

Jul 8

2014

Cool Off with PhET’s Under Pressure

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Hot outside? Looking for something that will cool you off?

Try the Under Pressure simulation and explore pressure under and above water. See how pressure changes as you change fluids, gravity, container shapes, and volume.

Want to see more HTML5 simulations? Support bringing Circuit Construction Kit to iPads and tablets: http://www.crowdrise.com/PhETHTML5CCKSimulation

Tuesday

Jul 1

2014

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

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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.

Tuesday

Jun 24

2014

Play on PhET’s Balancing Act Teeter Totter

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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.

 

 

Wednesday

Jun 18

2014

See How to Use PhET Simulations with OfficeMix

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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.

 

Thursday

Jun 12

2014