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American Journal of Physics
written by Carl E. Wieman, Katherine K. Perkins, and Wendy K. Adams
We give an overview of the Physics Educational Technology (PhET) project to research and develop web-based interactive simulations for teaching and learning physics. The design philosophy, simulation development and testing process, and range of available simulations are described. The highlights of PhET research on simulation design and effectiveness in a variety of educational settings are provided. This work has shown that a well-designed interactive simulation can be an engaging and effective tool for learning physics.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 76, Issue 4&5, Pages 393-399
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Education Practices
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
= Simulation
- Technology
= Multimedia
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Elementary School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Article
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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© 2008 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2815365
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C. Wieman, K. Perkins, and W. Adams, Am. J. Phys. 76 (4&5), 393 (2008), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2815365).
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C. Wieman, K. Perkins, and W. Adams, Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn’t, and why, Am. J. Phys. 76 (4&5), 393 (2008), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2815365>.
APA Format
Wieman, C., Perkins, K., & Adams, W. (2008). Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn’t, and why. Am. J. Phys., 76(4&5), 393-399. Retrieved September 24, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2815365
Chicago Format
Wieman, C, K. Perkins, and W. Adams. "Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn’t, and why." Am. J. Phys. 76, no. 4&5, (2008): 393-399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2815365 (accessed 24 September 2017).
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Wieman, Carl, Katherine Perkins, and Wendy Adams. "Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn’t, and why." Am. J. Phys. 76.4&5 (2008): 393-399. 24 Sep. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2815365>.
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