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New HTML5 Acid-Base Solutions Simulation Now Online!

Acid-Base Solutions

We’ve added Acid-Base Solutions to our collection of HTML5 simulations. Thank you Royal Society of Chemistry for your generous donation that supported the development of this simulation. See these simulations at PhET’s site and at LearnChemistry.

How do strong and weak acids differ? Use lab tools on your computer to find out! Dip the paper or the probe into solution to measure the pH, or put in the electrodes to measure the conductivity. Then see how concentration and strength affect pH. Can a weak acid solution have the same pH as a strong acid solution?

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Wednesday

Apr 23

2014

Newest HTML5 Simulation: Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Our popular Under Pressure simulation is the latest addition to our growing collection of HTML5 simulations. 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

Monday

Apr 14

2014

Another New HTML5 Simulation: Friction

HTML5 Friction

 

We’ve added yet another HTML5 simulation: Friction.

Learn how friction causes a material to heat up and melt. Rub two objects together and they heat up. When one reaches the melting temperature, particles break free as the material melts away.

Want more HTML5 simulations? Help bring Circuit Construction Kit to iPad.

http://www.crowdrise.com/PhETHTML5CCKSimulation

 

Wednesday

Jan 15

2014

New HTML5 ph Scale: Basics Simulation for Middle School Students

pH Scale: Basics

Try the newest HTML5 simulation addition: ph Scale: Basic. Based on the JAVA pH Scale, the new HTML pH Scale: Basics  opens up the world of acids and bases to middle school students.

Test the pH of things like chicken soup, hand soap, blood, spit and soda. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH.

Want more HTML5 simulations? Help bring Circuit Construction Kit to iPad.

http://www.crowdrise.com/PhETHTML5CCKSimulation

 

Friday

Jan 10

2014

Thank you PI (Physik Instrumente) for your support!

optical tweezers

Thank you PI, a manufacturer of precision motion systems, for becoming a corporate sponsor of Optical Tweezers and Applications.  Your support will help PhET upgrade our servers to the latest technology and keep the simulations free for students around the world.

If you’d like to join PI and become a sponsor, please consider supporting PhET in your annual year-end donations. Every donation helps! Together we can improve the way science and math are learned. Choose:

Tuesday

Dec 17

2013

HTML5 Forces and Motion: Basics

Forces and Motion Basic

Try the new HTML5 iPad-compatible Forces and Motion: Basics simulation. Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects.

Like our tablet-compatible simulations? Support bringing Circuit Construction Kit to iPads: http://www.crowdrise.com/PhETHTML5CCKSimulation

Or support building the “Teach with PhET” website: http://www.crowdrise.com/helpbuildteachwithphet

Every donation helps! Together we can improve the way science and math are learned.

Friday

Dec 6

2013

HTML5 John Travoltage Simulation

JohnTravoltage Sim

Try the newly published tablet-compatible John Travoltage simulation.

Make sparks fly with John Travoltage. Wiggle Johnnie’s foot and he picks up charges from the carpet. Bring his hand close to the door knob and get rid of the excess charge.

Tuesday

Nov 26

2013

HTML5 Build an Atom Simulation Now Live!

Build an Atom

 

We’re excited to present the HTML5 version of Build an Atom. Now with your fingers, you can build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

Tuesday

Nov 12

2013

New HTML5 Concentration Sim—Now Online!

Concentration HTML5

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!

Wednesday

Nov 6

2013

PhET’s New Grant Proposal: Middle School Math Simulations

We’re excited about our new grant proposal that we submitted to the Dept. of Education on building and studying math simulations, specifically for middle school. The funding would significantly expand our offering math offerings so keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday

Oct 10

2013