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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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University of Colorado Boulder Prof. Ed Kinney uses PhET’s Wave on a String to teach principles of sound in his popular physics course, Sound and Waves. In the course, students learn what happens to the waves as they move through the air from a speaker or musical instrument into the ear and vibrate the parts of the inner ear. Kinney says that PhET sims such as Wave on a String show changes and movement of sound through time better than a still image: “There’s not a still picture in a book that you can get across what is happening in real time when sound waves come into your ear. Still pictures don’t convey the understanding.”
Have an inspirational PhET story? Has PhET changed how you teach? How your students learn? Inspired a student’s interest in STEM?
We are looking for a few personal stories to share with people around the world to capture how PhET simulations impact you or your students. Help us by filling out this short questionnaire. If your story is selected, we’ll contact you for more information, and feature you in our newsletters and blogs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Share your story here: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aarTABodHFOjXEh
We are excited to now have individual HTML5 sim pages where you can easily access sample learning goals (under About), Teacher Tips and Activities (under For Teachers), Related Simulations, and Software Requirements. With the new pulldown menus, everything about the simulation is on a single screen. There’s also a link to conveniently access the corresponding original JAVA/Flash sims and their translations.
And don’t forget to help bring more improvements and HTML5 sims by donating at:
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Thanks for your support!
We’re presenting PhET’s work May 11-15 in the NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase. View our video and browse the more than 100 other great videos about STEM teaching and learning. You can even join the conversation by posing questions to presenters. Vote for your favorites with the “Public Choice”. Winners will be announced on Monday May 18th.