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PhEt - Physics Education Technology
PhEt is a free website of over sixty interactive simulations that provides opportunities for students to learn physics and chemistry through exploration and virtual labs. A browsable teacher-contributed collection of homework assignments, lectures, activities, and concept questions is available. Additional contributions designed to be used in conjunction with the PhET simulations may be submitted. Simulations can be run in three different ways: on line, by downloading one or more simulations at a time, or by a download of the entire website to your computer. Many simulations have been translated into different languages.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Lab activity
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
Netscape browser
Internet Explorer (IE) browser
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2008 University of Colorado. All rights reserved. All PhET software is Copyright (c) The University of Colorado, under the GNU General Public License (GPL). This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-385
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Mindy Gratny
The PhET Project
University of Colorado