PhET

PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. We believe that our research-based approach - incorporating findings from prior research and our own testing - enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world. PhET is a department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has established itself as a national leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

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PhET
Updated: 
2016
5 Comments
  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting...
  • Science
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Play with a bar magnet and coils to learn about Faraday's law. Move a bar magnet near one or two coils to make a light bulb glow. View the magnetic...
PhET
Updated: 
2016
4 Comments
  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Generate electricity with a bar magnet! Discover the physics behind the phenomena by exploring magnets and how you can use them to make a bulb light...
  • Science
  • High School
Is it a tumor? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can tell. Your head is full of tiny radio transmitters (the nuclear spins of the hydrogen nuclei of...
PhET
Updated: 
2016
5 Comments
  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This simulation lets you see sound waves. Adjust the frequency, volume, and harmonic content and you can see and hear how the wave changes. Move the...
  • Science
  • High School
Explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies. Main topics: Natural Selection, Evolution, Genetics...
  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Look inside a battery to see how it works. Select the battery voltage and little stick figures move charges from one end of the battery to the other...
  • Science
  • High School
Learn about the blackbody spectrum of the sun, a light bulb, an oven, and the earth. Adjust the temperature to see the wavelength and intensity of...
  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
This new version of the CCK adds capacitors, inductors and AC voltage sources to your toolbox! Now you can graph the current and voltage as a...
  • Science
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Play hockey with electric charges. Place charges on the ice, then hit start to try to get the puck in the goal. View the electric field. Trace the...