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New #HTML5 Area Builder Simulation

AreaBuilder

In the new #HTML5 Area Builder simulation, students can flexibly explore ideas related to area and perimeter. They can find the area of 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.

Area Builder is appropriate for any grade level that is studying area and perimeter and is specifically aligned with Common Core State Standards in elementary and middle school mathematics. For some teacher tips written by PhET’s Amanda McGarry, see http://phet.colorado.edu/files/teachers-guide/area-builder-guide.pdf

Thursday

Oct 9

2014

New #HTML5 Wave on a String Now Online!

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Try the newly published #HTML5 Wave on a String simulation. Watch a string vibrate in slow motion. Wiggle the end of the string and make waves, or adjust the frequency and amplitude of an oscillator. Adjust the damping and tension. The end can be fixed, loose, or open. With Wave on a String, students will learn about wave properties and be able to predict behavior of waves through varying media and different endpoints.

Thursday

Oct 2

2014

New #HTML5 Color Vision Simulation

Color Vision Sim

Try the new #HTML5 Color Vision simulation. Make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. Change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or filter white light. View the light as a solid beam, or see the individual photons.

Students will learn to:

  • Determine what color the person sees for various combinations of red, green, and blue light.
  • Describe the color of light that is able to pass through different colored filters.

Thursday

Sep 25

2014

New HTML5 Balancing Chemical Equations Simulation

Balancing Chemical Equation

Try the new HTML5 Balancing Chemical Equations simulation! How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas. Students will learn to:

  • Balance a chemical equation.
  • Recognize that the number of atoms of each element is conserved in a chemical reaction.
  • Describe the difference between coefficients and subscripts in a chemical equation.
  • Translate from symbolic to molecular representations of matter.

Thank you American Association of Chemistry Teachers for your generous donation that supported the development of the new HTML5 Balancing Chemical Equations.

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Monday

Sep 8

2014

Help PhET Make More HTML5 Simulations!

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PhET needs your help! If you’re an educator, parent, student, STEM supporter or a company, please support our campaign to bring the popular Circuit Construction Kit to HTML5 compatibility. Any amount helps — minimum donation is $10. Donate now to help speed the conversions.

 

Thursday

Aug 21

2014

New HTML5 Tablet-Compatible Graphing Lines Simulation

GraphingLines

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

New HTML5 Tablet-Compatible Fraction Matcher Simulation!

Fraction Matcher

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

Make Your Own Summer Drinks with PhET’s Concentration Sim

Concentration

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!

Friday

Jun 6

2014

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

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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.

Monday

Jun 2

2014

PhET Offered at the New Microsoft Office Mix App Store


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We’re excited to partner with Microsoft and offer a PhET app for the new #OfficeMix, the easiest way to make online lessons with videos, quizzes, and other interactive elements, now including PhET simulations! See this new exciting software at mix.office.com. Watch a Mix of PhET sims here.

Wednesday

May 14

2014