Introduction to PhET Simulations for STEM Education

PhET Interactive Simulations (, a project of the University of Colorado Boulder, provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations for use across, primary, secondary, and higher education levels. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. All PhET simulations are open source and free to all students and teachers.

In this course, you will learn how to access and share PhET simulations with your students and explore the features that make PhET sims a powerful tool for sciences and mathematics teachers. We will also review strategies for how to use PhET in circumstances where you are presenting a simulation in front of the whole class using a projector, interactive whiteboard, or sharing your screen online.

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  • 14 Lessons
  • 25 Topics
  • 9 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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Posted 3 months ago
This is a very helpful course, which showcases the value of Simulations and how you can incorporate it in your lesson plans.

I enjoyed the course, and feel very happy that I understand the concepts more in detail and also how this can be incorporated into a lesson plan. Allowing the students to see and interact with the simulations is a valuable tool you can use to drive home, sometimes tricky concepts in a very short space of time.

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Posted 5 months ago
Very helpful and informative.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and I will surely use my newly found knowledge in my classroom.

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