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PhET Simulations

PhET Simulations

University of Colorado Boulder

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

4.4 Ratings 243+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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

4.4
243+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  2. 4
    8+%
  3. 3
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  4. 2
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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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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By Tana Nguyễn
    I think it's a good app, but some simulation can't load on my device for some reason
  • 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.
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  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Baman Vamshi
    Can you add more formulas in the app when i search some formulas there is no result so please can you add more formulas
  • 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!
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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
  • 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
  • Oct 27, 2020

    By Amy Connor
    These are fantastic! PhET has been used in my classes for Earth Science, Chemistry, and even AP Chemistry for years, but app makes this extremely accessible, especially in the virtual setting where this can be a really powerful tool. The digital tools are simple to use, students find their use to be intuitive, and the cognitive load can be spent on the science rather than figuring out the program. Thank you for all you've done to create such a great learning tool!
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  • Highly Recommend Dec 18, 2019

    By Denz1994
    If you are at all interested in science, math, or chemistry this app is worth getting. It has a suite of simulations that keep the subjects fun and interesting. Each sim works like an exploratory tool that you get to play around with. Also the developers keep updating the sims and adding new ones, so that is cool. Would definitely recommend for students or parents looking to get their kids into science.
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  • Oct 28, 2020

    By Tana Nguyễn
    I think it's a good app, but some simulation can't load on my device for some reason
  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Baman Vamshi
    Can you add more formulas in the app when i search some formulas there is no result so please can you add more formulas
  • Oct 27, 2020

    By Val Och
    Amazing concept (I've been using your website for a long time and went here to check out a new app as well), but it needs a bit of polishing. If I click "Info" button in simulation selection and then go back to list, I end up at the top of list. It would have been a nice feature to be able to select simulation language from within application, since going all the way to android settings is an overkill when you just want to see single simulation in another language, which is a somewhat common task for me.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By R10 Warren Dela Cruz
    Thanks for responding! I just checked it today and now it already works.

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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

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