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Donate Today to PhET’s Annual Giving Campaign and Help Bring More Sims to HTML5

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Dear PhET Friends, Users and Supporters,

A big ‘Thank You!’ to all of you who have already supported PhET during our registration process!

If you considered donating, but haven’t gotten to it yet, there’s still time! Remember, we rely on donations from people like you. Your donation will go to building more HTML5 sims. Every dollar really does help! So please pitch in and keep PhET free for millions of learners around the world.

Suggested donation amounts are:

  • $15 (if you use 1-4 sims)
  • $25 (if you use 5-14 sims)
  • $50+ (if you use 15 or more sims)

Make your gift today: http://phet.colorado.edu/donate

Or, if you’d like to donate specifically to bring Circuit Construction Kit to HTML5, donate here: http://phet.colorado.edu/CCKHTML5Donate

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Your PhET Team,
Dr. Kathy Perkins, Director and Dr. Kathy Dessau, Assistant Director
along with Aadish, Amanda, Amy H., Amy R., Argenta, Ariel, Arnab, Ben, Beth, Bryan, Bryce, Carl, Chris, David U., David W., Emily M., Emily R., Jesse, John, Jonathan, Liam, Linda, Mariah, Matt, Michael, Mike, Oliver O., Oliver N., Robert, Sam R., Steele, Stephanie, and Trish

Tuesday

Dec 15

2015

Feeling Off Balance?

Balancing Act

Feeling off balance this holiday season? Try putting some balance back into life with the Balancing Act sim and teach about force, torque and rotation.

Tuesday

Dec 8

2015

Support STEM Ed on #GivingTuesday

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It’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back!

Give the gift of science and math to millions of children around the world by supporting your favorite OER STEM resource.

If you’d like to donate to PhET, support us at http://phet.colorado.edu/donate

Thanks!

Curious about #GivingTuesday? Learn more at: http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/

 

Tuesday

Dec 1

2015

Scheduled Maintenance: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM Mountain Standard Time

We will be upgrading the PhET servers on Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30 PM Mountain Standard Time. We expect that the maintenance will last only 60 minutes. During this time, PhET (http://phet.colorado.edu) 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 during our system maintenance.

Tuesday

Nov 24

2015

Wonder What Kind of Research PhET Does?

PhET Research Page

Visit our Research page to see what kind of research we do around PhET simulations.

 

Wednesday

Nov 18

2015

PhET Director at NSF’s #NSFNextGenSTEM Forum

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Excited that PhET Director Kathy Perkins will be speaking today at the 2015 Next Generation STEM Learning for All Forum

Assistive Technologies for Learning: Broadening Participation in STEM
Room: Salon 2
Jenna GorlewiczEthan DanahyKathy PerkinsDonna Lange, and Richard Ladner
Technology has propelled personalized learning for students and has expanded our ability to understand and address disability-based differences in STEM education and workforce participation. Learn about innovative technologies, resources, and research discoveries that can contribute to a learner-centered climate for students with disabilities. How can these approaches become broadly integrated into next generation STEM schools?

Monday

Nov 9

2015

Hooke’s Law is Already in Five Languages…and Growing!

Hooke's Law Translations

Our volunteer translators have been busy and Hooke’s Law (just recently published) is already available in five languages. More to come…and more HTML5 simulations coming soon, too!

Thursday

Nov 5

2015

Dept. of Ed Launches #GoOpen Campaign to Support OER!

PhET as an Open Education Resource is excited about the US Department of Education’s new #GoOpen Campaign that encourages states, districts, schools, and teachers to use openly licensed educational resources.

For more info, see: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-launches-campaign-encourage-schools-goopen-educational-resources

Friday

Oct 30

2015

New HTML5 Translation of Molarity Sim

MolarityPeruvian Spanis

We are excited to bring the first (of many) translated #HTML5 simulations. Molarity in Peruvian Spanish is now available at https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/molarity/latest/molarity_es_PE.html. We along with many volunteer translators worked hard over the summer to get the translation utility ready. Look for many more #HTML5 translated sims to come!

Wednesday

Oct 28

2015

New #HTML5 Hooke’s Law Sim!

Hooke's Law

In the new ‪#‎HTML5‬ Hooke’s Law simulation, students can flexibly explore relationships between applied force, spring force, spring constant, and displacement as they stretch and compress springs. They can simultaneously compare two different springs, or compare systems of springs connected in series and parallel. On the Energy screen, students can investigate force and energy plots and discover the effect of the spring constant and displacement on the potential energy stored in the spring.

Wednesday

Oct 21

2015