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These web pages provide background information about and help with using the PhET simulations for teaching and learning. These  research-based, interactive computer simulations in physics, chemistry, math, and other sciences can be run online or downloaded for free from the PhET website. They emphasize the connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, and help make the visual and conceptual models of expert scientists accessible to students.

This SERC Pedagogical Module provides a background on the PhET simulations, the research foundation behind the simulations, and advice on how they can be used. There are also a series of example activities based on PhET simulations.

The SERC web site includes a large collection of similar pedagogical modules of best practices in science teaching, and related example activities of these teaching methods.
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Carleton College
Keywords:
computer simulations, physics simulations, sims
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Metadata instance created November 2, 2010 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
August 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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October 27, 2010
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S. McKagan, (Science Education Resource Center, Northfield, 2010), WWW Document, (https://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/phet/index.html).
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S. McKagan, SERC: PhET Interactive Science Simulations (Science Education Resource Center, Northfield, 2010), <https://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/phet/index.html>.
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McKagan, S. (2010, October 27). SERC: PhET Interactive Science Simulations. Retrieved July 16, 2024, from Science Education Resource Center: https://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/phet/index.html
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McKagan, Sarah B.. SERC: PhET Interactive Science Simulations. Northfield: Science Education Resource Center, October 27, 2010. https://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/phet/index.html (accessed 16 July 2024).
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McKagan, Sarah B.. SERC: PhET Interactive Science Simulations. Northfield: Science Education Resource Center, 2010. 27 Oct. 2010. 16 July 2024 <https://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/phet/index.html>.
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