iPad and Chromebook App Features

Runs offline
Adds new sims automatically
Translated
Saves favorites
Filters by subject and grade

It can be tricky as an educator to find high quality, hands-on, and interactive science and math resources for students that are also really easy to implement in the classroom... I am so grateful that there is now an app that makes PhET sims even more accessible and available.

PhET in different languages! The best app for science and math education out there! Love that all the translations are now available on the app!

I have taught Physics with PhET for years - their simulations make concepts clear. Now students and anyone interested can explore them in a neat app environment … The package will capture students' imagination and they'll investigate more topics than they came for!

School Purchases

Chromebooks and Android tablets


2021-2022 License Request

PhET for Schools is currently only available to schools in the US


To be compatible with the PhET app, school Chromebooks must support Android apps.


To deploy the app, PhET will publish a private version to your Google organization. Your school will continue to have full control over how the PhET app is deployed through the Google Admin Console.


$0.99 USD per annual license



FAQ

After requesting a license, PhET will publish a private version of the app to your Google Organization. Once published, your IT staff will need to follow our approval and distribution instructions to deploy the app to your school devices.

Google instructions for getting your Organization ID.

Yes! Google has been adding Android app support for a wide range of Chromebooks since 2016. This capability allows our app to run seamlessly on both Chromebooks and Android devices.

We’ll add a new license request link to this page at the beginning of each calendar year to support schools licensing the app for the following academic year. At that time you can adjust the number of licenses.

Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps

No personally identifiable information is collected by PhET. The PhET Simulations Android app is meant to provide educational simulations to a wide audience. As we strive to collect the minimum amount of information needed to advance our educational mission, we have determined that there is no need for the collection of personal data within this app. Read the full privacy policy.

Both versions of our Chromebook app will match the language setting of the device. The app is supported in the following languages:

German
Greek
English
Spanish
Basque
French
Italian
Korean
Dutch
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
Serbian
Chinese (China)
Chinese (Taiwan)

Setting the device to an unsupported language will display translated simulations in that language, but the app will fallback to the most similar language available.

iPads


Purchase directly through the Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager


$0.99 USD per lifetime license


Licenses are purchased through Apple School or Business Manager and are retained by the school's organizational account. Apps can be revoked and reassigned to different iOS devices and users, so your organization retains full ownership and control of purchased apps.



FAQ

Apple School Manager and your mobile device management (MDM) solution work together so your organization can buy content in volume, assign them to devices or users, and then install and update them wirelessly, even if the App Store is disabled. License Management Instructions

The PhET iOS app automatically matches the language preference setting of your iPad or iPhone. The app is supported in the following languages:

German
Greek
Spanish
French
Italian
Dutch
Polish
Portuguese (Brazil)
Chinese (China)
Chinese (Taiwan)

Setting the device to an unsupported language will display translated simulations in that language, but the app will fallback to the most similar language available.



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