Physics & Physical Science Demos, Labs, & Projects for High School Teachers

U of Colorado Web Site

Posted on: September 13, 2008


Trefor suggested a web site that has some really effective simulations:  http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/

I don’t have access to a computer lab, so you won’t see a lot of computer based lesson from me.  If anyone has lesson plans to be used with these or any other simulations, I’d love to post them for everyone to use.

I’m going to see if I can get Trefor to submit his lesson plans for this site.  Check back here and see if I was successful.

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1 Response to "U of Colorado Web Site"

I’ve downloaded and used many of these in my classroom. I’ve got an older G4 iMac and it connects easily to my twin tvs via a VGA to composite adaptor and then to my DVD/VHS player. Most of these work well as a stand-alone program (we don’t have the bandwidth to use these streamed from U of C). I let the kids select many of the parameters and we just ‘play’ with the simulations to get a feel how the real world works. If you haven’t tried them yet . . . jump in!

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