Molecules and Light - Малекулы | Фатоны | Абсорбцыя - PhET Interactive Simulations

Molecules and Light

Molecules and Light simulation


  • Малекулы
  • Фатоны
  • Абсорбцыя
  • Святло

Sample Learning Goals

  • Explore how light interacts with molecules in our atmosphere
  • Identify that absorption of light depends on the molecule and the type of light
  • Relate the energy of the light to the resulting motion
  • Identify that energy increases from microwave to ultraviolet
  • Predict the motion of a molecule based on the type of light it absorbs
  • Identify how the structure of a molecule affects how it interacts with light

Inclusive Features

  • Alternative Input;

    Alternative Input

  • Sound and Sonification;

    Sound and Sonification

  • Interactive Description;

    Interactive Description

  • Interactive Description on Mobile Devices;

    Interactive Description on Mobile Devices

  • Pan and Zoom;

    Pan and Zoom

We are adding features to make our simulations more inclusive to learners with diverse needs and within diverse environments. Find all sims with inclusive features.

System Requirements


HTML5 simulations can run on iPads, Chromebooks, PC, Mac, and Linux systems.
See full HTML5 system requirements

Inclusive features are added to HTML5 sims only, and some features have platform limitations. See Accessible Sims for more details on system requirements and tested platforms.

Version 1.5.11