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PhET Simulations

PhET Simulations

University of Colorado Boulder

Engage in learning science and math with the award-winning PhET simulations!

4.3 Ratings 262 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
Engage in learning science and math with the award-winning PhET simulations!
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Ratings & Reviews

4.3
262 Ratings
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  • Wow Dec 4, 2019

    By Aerospace engineer student
    This app is definitely one of the coolest and more intuitive I have used. I am a Ph.D. student in Aerospace, and I usually help my siblings work their homework. This app is perfect to effectively and efficiently get an idea across. I am a native French speaker, and this app allows you to learn in different languages; definitely one of my favorite features. The app is also perfect for brushing up on stuff I have not seen in a while or for learning new material fast and easily. I am a visual learner and the simulation environment allows me to easily digest the material I am learning. I guess a picture is always better than a thousand words. I am able to quickly gain insight into a new field without having to do extensive literature reviews. I can have intelligible conversations with people whose studies are not related to mine. I think this app consciously helps me becoming a well-rounded scientist. Overall, I would totally recommend the PhET app if you need to clearly explain or learn some basic scientific concepts, regardless of the language you speak.
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  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Ayub Shaik
    All simulation are very helpfull. So, please add some simulations in MATHS......
    more
  • Fantastic for teachers! Dec 9, 2019

    By Taylor Want
    I have loved PhET for years as a teacher—they’re the best tool I’ve found for teaching complex topics in a way that addresses the vast majority of learning needs in a classroom. The app is super easy to use, and runs perfectly for me. The sims are the perfect combination of fun and educational. It’s amazing to see learners with a wide range of strengths and struggles light up when they discover something new in a PhET simulation. As a former physics teacher, PhET sims are some of the most important tools in my teaching arsenal, and it’s useful to be able to use them on my phone, or to have students use them on their phones! I also love that the sims have been translated into many different languages, as it increases their accessibility to students with a variety of different native languages.
    more
  • PhET is Phenomenal Dec 4, 2019

    By Science is Gneiss
    It can be tricky as an educator to find high quality, hands-on, and interactive science and math resources for students that are also really easy to implement in the classroom. PhET sims have always been a reliable and wonderful educational tool that encourages kids to WANT to think critically and be challenged. They are also really fun and playful! I am so grateful that there is now an app that makes PhET sims even more accessible and available. Highly recommend to any teacher and anyone with kids!
    more
  • Apr 18, 2020

    By Abdul musavir
    it's very good simulation. easy to understand but very limited concepts.
    more
  • Jul 14, 2019

    By Darshan Jain
    not enough sims in the app...they have many in the website...would have been great if provided in app too...waste of time...I had to uninstall in 5 mins!... their website is a better experience...atleast!
    more
  • Nov 23, 2019

    By Hrishikesh Naik
    Waste of money. Not even 1% of the simulatuons available online using a plain HTML browser over a PC/ Mac for free are available through a paid app.
    more
  • Ugh Jan 7, 2020

    By gfdfyij37(37;36(:
    Didn’t have plate tectonics or the hole reason I needed it
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  • Outdated Technology & Lack of Support Dec 12, 2017

    By Dookie 2x
    Our son’s K12 public school has been requiring he interact with your simulations as part of his science curriculum. I’m shocked that all of your simulations are still in Java, and even more egregious is that some are only supported on Windows. All we have is in old MacBook running the current MacOS and had to bend over backwards to install the Java Runtime - this is from when I was in undergrad. To run the Plate-Tectonics simulation in particular you need Windows. WHY?! So I turn to the link at the bottom of the page for the Plate-Tectonics simulation to download the iOS app instead. We paid for it, and the simulation isn’t even available! I’m just as frustrated by our Public School that they are requiring educational apps that are universally supported.
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  • Wow Dec 4, 2019

    By Aerospace engineer student
    This app is definitely one of the coolest and more intuitive I have used. I am a Ph.D. student in Aerospace, and I usually help my siblings work their homework. This app is perfect to effectively and efficiently get an idea across. I am a native French speaker, and this app allows you to learn in different languages; definitely one of my favorite features. The app is also perfect for brushing up on stuff I have not seen in a while or for learning new material fast and easily. I am a visual learner and the simulation environment allows me to easily digest the material I am learning. I guess a picture is always better than a thousand words. I am able to quickly gain insight into a new field without having to do extensive literature reviews. I can have intelligible conversations with people whose studies are not related to mine. I think this app consciously helps me becoming a well-rounded scientist. Overall, I would totally recommend the PhET app if you need to clearly explain or learn some basic scientific concepts, regardless of the language you speak.
    more
  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Ayub Shaik
    All simulation are very helpfull. So, please add some simulations in MATHS......
    more
  • Fantastic for teachers! Dec 9, 2019

    By Taylor Want
    I have loved PhET for years as a teacher—they’re the best tool I’ve found for teaching complex topics in a way that addresses the vast majority of learning needs in a classroom. The app is super easy to use, and runs perfectly for me. The sims are the perfect combination of fun and educational. It’s amazing to see learners with a wide range of strengths and struggles light up when they discover something new in a PhET simulation. As a former physics teacher, PhET sims are some of the most important tools in my teaching arsenal, and it’s useful to be able to use them on my phone, or to have students use them on their phones! I also love that the sims have been translated into many different languages, as it increases their accessibility to students with a variety of different native languages.
    more
  • PhET is Phenomenal Dec 4, 2019

    By Science is Gneiss
    It can be tricky as an educator to find high quality, hands-on, and interactive science and math resources for students that are also really easy to implement in the classroom. PhET sims have always been a reliable and wonderful educational tool that encourages kids to WANT to think critically and be challenged. They are also really fun and playful! I am so grateful that there is now an app that makes PhET sims even more accessible and available. Highly recommend to any teacher and anyone with kids!
    more
  • Apr 18, 2020

    By Abdul musavir
    it's very good simulation. easy to understand but very limited concepts.
    more
  • Dec 4, 2019

    By Shresth Gupta
    A litlle laggy. Maybe coz of my mobile. Overall cool app.
    more
  • Mar 3, 2020

    By Ed Cocker
    Simulations they have are good, but no where near as complete as the website
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  • Apr 3, 2020

    By Rowel Mendoza
    Last update was 2017. Hoping that after 3 years they will put some new stuff.
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  • Jul 10, 2019

    By Jonathan Z.
    Many great simulations, yet I cant find the one I need. And the simulation on PhET's website doesn't work.
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  • Outdated Technology & Lack of Support Dec 12, 2017

    By Dookie 2x
    Our son’s K12 public school has been requiring he interact with your simulations as part of his science curriculum. I’m shocked that all of your simulations are still in Java, and even more egregious is that some are only supported on Windows. All we have is in old MacBook running the current MacOS and had to bend over backwards to install the Java Runtime - this is from when I was in undergrad. To run the Plate-Tectonics simulation in particular you need Windows. WHY?! So I turn to the link at the bottom of the page for the Plate-Tectonics simulation to download the iOS app instead. We paid for it, and the simulation isn’t even available! I’m just as frustrated by our Public School that they are requiring educational apps that are universally supported.
    more
  • Jul 14, 2019

    By Darshan Jain
    not enough sims in the app...they have many in the website...would have been great if provided in app too...waste of time...I had to uninstall in 5 mins!... their website is a better experience...atleast!
    more
  • Nov 23, 2019

    By Hrishikesh Naik
    Waste of money. Not even 1% of the simulatuons available online using a plain HTML browser over a PC/ Mac for free are available through a paid app.
    more
  • Ugh Jan 7, 2020

    By gfdfyij37(37;36(:
    Didn’t have plate tectonics or the hole reason I needed it
    more

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