PhET Logo Winter 2010 Newsletter

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Cyberlearning Tools for STEM Education
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March 8-9, 2011

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March 10-13, 2011

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June 26-29, 2011

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August 28-Sept. 1, 2011

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Featured Sims:

Explore Floating and Sinking with the Density and Buoyancy Sims

Density simulation Buoyancy simulation

Learn why different materials of different sizes float and sink with the new Density sim. Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? The Density sim has a set of great teaching ideas with pre-lab, post-lab, teaching notes and sim activities to help you through your lesson plan.

Learn How the Periodic Table Works with Build An Atom

Build an Atom simulation

Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons with the Build An Atom sim. Learn about the mass, charge, structure, and nomenclature of elements in the periodic table. With this sim, students will learn

  • What makes up an atom
  • How protons are connected to element identity
  • How neutrons affect nucleus stability
  • How protons and electrons affect ionic charge
  • How to describe the mass and charge of the subatomic particles

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