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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

HTML5 Balloons and Static Electricity

Balloons and Static Electricity

Have you tried our new HTML5 version of Balloons and Static Electricity?

Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall.

Thursday

Sep 19

2013

Now Available New HTML5 Gravity Force Lab

Gravity Force Lab

Try the new next-gen version of our popular Gravity Force Lab — now for touch and tablets! With a touch of your finger, experience how the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other changes as you alter their properties. What happens as you increase the mass of the objects? What happens as you move them farther apart?

Saturday

Aug 24

2013

Next-Gen HTML5 Sims Now Live! (And, new logo, too)

New HTML5 Sims

We are so excited to release our next-gen HTML5 sims—just in time for the 2013-2014 academic year! These HTML5 versions not only are touch and tablet optimized but also have built-in flexibility that will enable us to easily facilitate future improvements, including enhanced 3rd-party customization and assessment abilities.

To learn about the new features, and the Future of PhET, watch the video on the right-side of the new (and temporary) “HTML5 HomePage”. The video gives tips on how to use the sims, as well as a glimpse to see what’s coming.

Do you like our new logo? We hope that the new logo reflects our mission to advance science and math literacy worldwide by making STEM active, engaging and most of all, fun!

And, if you’d like to support our next-gen sims, Donate today!
P.S. We are working on updating the logo on our donation page.

Saturday

Aug 17

2013