University of Colorado Boulder
Introduction to PhET Simulations for STEM Education
University of Colorado Boulder

Introduction to 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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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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13 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Learn what makes PhET simulations unique.

  • Find simulations that are relevant to your classes.

  • Reflect on how to increase educational equity through active learning.

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13 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level

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13 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 7 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn how to access and share PhET simulations with your students, and explore the features that make PhET simulations a powerful tool for science and mathematics teachers.

What's included

5 videos19 readings5 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

In this brief module, we focus on cultivating a more accessible learning environment that fosters equitable learning and belonging for all students. Specifically, we reflect on the many ways to access PhET simulations.

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6 readings1 quiz

In this module, we focus on cultivating a more inclusive learning environment that fosters equitable learning and belonging for all students. Specifically, we reflect on inclusive features that PhET simulations offer.

What's included

9 videos14 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Now that you are familiar with PhET simulations, how to access them, and their inclusive features, this module focuses on how to integrate them into your curriculum through activities.

What's included

1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module, we focus on cultivating a teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable learning and belonging for all students. Specifically, we reflect on how our tendencies as teachers and learners influence the expectations we set and how to move toward Active Learning with PhET simulations.

What's included

1 video7 readings1 quiz4 discussion prompts

This final module in this course lays the foundation for equity by identifying characteristics of Active Learning, including pedagogical approaches that promote a growth mindset, student agency, and voice, helping students to take ownership of their learning of math or science.

What's included

12 readings2 discussion prompts

In this final module, we will ask you to reflect on your achievements and identify areas for improvement, provide feedback on this course, and share information on how to download your certificate once you have completed all requirements.

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1 reading1 quiz

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4.9 (32 ratings)
Zachariah Mbasu
University of Colorado Boulder
4 Courses4,789 learners
Rebecca Vieyra
University of Colorado Boulder
12 Courses10,338 learners

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