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This web site provides technology-based resources and information for physics education.  Simulations on a wide range of topics are available, including Newton's Laws, electricity, light and quantum physics. The simulations are developed in conjunction with careful research to enhance their effectiveness as learning tools. Links to research on the use of technology for physics education.  Examples of class use of the materials are also available.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
General Physics
- Collections
- Curriculum
- General
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Middle School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Best practice
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Reference Material
= Research study
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
- application/flash
- image/jpeg
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© 2004 The PhET Project
PHET, Phet, physics simulations
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Metadata instance created November 11, 2004 by Ed Lee
Record Updated:
September 13, 2015 by Ramon Torres-Isea
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October 12, 2004
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The PhET Project. (2004, October 12). PhET: Physics Education Technology. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from
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