Electricity simulations from the PhET™ project

There are over twenty simulations related to electricity, magnets and circuits available from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado. There is a teacher’s guide for each simulation as well as numerous teaching ideas submitted by the PhEt community. I’d love to hear from some of you about which simulations you find useful for teaching about concepts related to electricity!



1 Response to “Electricity simulations from the PhET™ project”

  1. 1 Kathy Williams October 25, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    This has got to be the VERY best site for teaching core concepts in electricity!! I teach Physical Science (usually) and return to this simulation time after time. When teaching static, the sims for charging a balloon and the movement of charges with the wall get the point across of induction and conduction. Students have fun with the John Travoltage charging of the body and zapping to a door knob!
    When teaching the components of circuits, series and parallel, and how electrons flow, I have the students do the sim on Electric Circuits, DC only. The webquests that accompany this are quire good and students are able to grasp concepts by doing them.
    What other sims do any of you use?
    For AP ES I am trying to determine which ones will be the most beneficial.for my students. Any suggestions?

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