Tips and Activities for Using Phet Simulations

Following are activity suggestions and tips from PhET to use in conjunction with the interactive simulations.

Creating PhET Interactive Simulations Activities
These activities use guided inquiry, empowering students to construct their own understanding.

PhET Simulation Activities for Elementary and Middle School: Activity Sheet Design Guidelines
These activity sheets help teachers take advantage of teachable moments during sim play, respond to students’ discoveries, encourage student collaboration, and facilitate discussions.

Facilitation Strategies for Inquiry-based, In-class Activities using PhET Simulations
This collection of strategies, derived from observations of teachers using PhET sims in a classroom setting, support inquiry-based learning. Through the use of PhET sims, students explore new ideas, take ownership of their own learning, and cultivate positive attitudes toward science.