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Play on PhET’s Balancing Act Teeter Totter

Balancing Act

Let students explore the why’s of the playground teeter-totter with our HTML5 Balancing Act simulation. Choose from three tabs: Intro, Balance Lab and Game. Then try out what they’ve learned on the real playground.

 

 

Wednesday

Jun 18

2014

See How to Use PhET Simulations with OfficeMix

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Watch our new video in the Featured Gallery section #OfficeMix to learn how to create fun, exciting and interactive lessons using PhET simulations and OfficeMix.

 

Thursday

Jun 12

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

Learn the Latest News from PhET’s Spring 2014 Newsletter


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Have you received our Spring 2014 newsletter?

And, don’t forget to fuel our summer work with an end-of-school campaign. We’ll be working hard over the summer to bring even more HTML5 simulations: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/donate

Tuesday

May 27

2014

New HTML5 Balancing Act Now Online!

Balancing Act

With the new HTML5 Balancing Act simulation, choose from three tabs: Intro, Balance Lab and Game. Play with objects on a teeter totter to learn about balance. Test what you’ve learned by trying the Balance Challenge game. Use weights, people and mystery objects to test what you’ve learned.

 

 

Tuesday

May 20

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

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

PhETThankaTeacherFrom all of us at PhET Simulations,

A Big Thanks to Our Teachers for Bringing PhET Simulations into Your Classrooms!

And for inspiring us to advance science and math education!

#ThankaTeacher

Thursday

May 8

2014

Thank You University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences for Your Support

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Thank you University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences for your generous support of our Crowdfunding Campaign for our “Teach with PhET” site. Their gift of $20K helps build the new “Teach with PhET” site which will provide teachers – in neighborhood schools around the world – with the resources, guidelines and community needed to effectively utilize our simulations.

Every donation helps with our goal of $500,000 (or ~20,000 people giving ~$25 each). Your donation of $25 will help build the home page or the community pages!

Add your “two-cents” at http://www.crowdrise.com/helpbuildteachwithphet.

Wednesday

Apr 30

2014

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