Mr. Dan Carroll

West Denver Prep


A super nice member!

I teach: West Denver Prep

To ages: 11 to 14


February 22, 2012

Some simulations are higher quality than others, but overall PhET simulations are a fantastic way for students to explore scientific concepts. These can be used in an open-ended, exploratory way (Play around with the "skateboard simulation" and tell me what you learned) or in a more focused, teacher-directed way.

One small caveat, some simulations don't work well on netbooks with low-resolution screens (1024 x 600).

February 22, 2012

Easy to use as a teacher. Videos are short and relatively shallow, but engaging and useful at conveying basic vocabulary.