University of Colorado Boulder
Activity Design with PhET Simulations for STEM Education
University of Colorado Boulder

Activity Design with PhET Simulations for STEM Education

This course is part of Active Learning in STEM with PhET Interactive Simulations Specialization

Taught in English

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Zachariah Mbasu
Rebecca Vieyra

Instructors: Zachariah Mbasu

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13 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Assess equity in an Activity Sheet.

  • Develop strategies for writing simulation-based Activity Sheets.

  • Design a simulation-based Activity Sheet.

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module, we will review strategies for when to use simulation-anchored Activity Sheets for science and math classes that students can use as they work independently or in small groups while they have direct access to simulations on their own device.

What's included

1 video4 readings2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will explore the difference between Activities and Activity Sheets. You will also select a pre-existing Activity Sheet contributed by other PhET users and analyze it to improve its alignment with the PhET Equity Framework.

What's included

12 readings3 quizzes1 peer review7 discussion prompts

This module will introduce you to the core of a high-quality student activity sheet–Challenge Prompts. Using examples from various subjects, you will revise teacher-directed instructions to produce open-ended challenges that better promote Active Learning.

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6 videos20 readings11 discussion prompts

In this module, you will learn how to build an Activity Sheet, considering various parts of a lesson.

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5 videos21 readings3 discussion prompts

In this module, you will submit an Activity Sheet of your own!

What's included

1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

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4.8 (11 ratings)
Zachariah Mbasu
University of Colorado Boulder
4 Courses4,801 learners
Rebecca Vieyra
University of Colorado Boulder
12 Courses10,351 learners

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