PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. Each simulation has been tested and evaluated to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source

Types of use

·   Virtual Simulator

Indicative use in the classroom

A teacher may use a Phet science simulator to simulate a physics or science experiment substituting in an online lesson a physical lesson in a school science lab. For example the teacher may demonstrate the impact of density in the flowing ability of an object on water.

Open access

·   Free access: access to multiple free simulations

·   Paid plans: no paid plans for teacher

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