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Watch alpha particles escape from a polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay. See how random decay times relate to the half life.

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Physical Science
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
07/21/2011
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Watch alpha particles escape from a polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay. See how random decay times relate to the half life.

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Physical Science
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
09/02/2012
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Create your own shapes using colorful blocks and explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Compare the area and perimeter of two shapes side-by-side. Challenge yourself in the game screen to build shapes or find the area of funky figures. Try to collect lots of stars!

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Mathematics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Amanda McGarry
Ariel Paul
Bryce Gruneich
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
01/08/2018
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This simulation gives students the opportunity to explore both area and perimeter of 2-dimensional shapes. Students can explore by creating shapes and having the sim calculate the area and perimeter. They can also play a game where the goal is to create a shape with a specified area or area and perimeter, or to calculate the area and/or perimeter of a given shape.

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Amanda McGarry
Ariel Paul
Bryce Gruneich
John Blanco (developer)
Kathy Perkins
08/08/2022
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Explore the interactions between various combinations of two atoms. Turn on the force arrows to see either the total force acting on the atoms or the individual attractive and repulsive forces. Try the "Adjustable Attraction" atom to see how changing the parameters affects the interaction.

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Chemistry
Physical Science
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Jack Barbera
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
08/01/2009
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Explore the interactions between various combinations of two atoms. Turn on the force arrows to see either the total force acting on the atoms or the individual attractive and repulsive forces. Try the "Adjustable Attraction" atom to see how changing the parameters affects the interaction.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Jack Barbera
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
08/01/2009
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Play with objects on a teeter totter to learn about balance. Test what you've learned by trying the Balance Challenge game.

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Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Trish Loeblein
04/24/2012
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Starting from atoms, see how many molecules you can build. Collect your molecules and see them in 3D!

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Chemistry
Physical Science
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Christine Denison
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Sam Reid
06/27/2011
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Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

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Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Jack Barbera
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Patricia Loeblein
Robert Parson
Sam Reid
Suzanne Brahmia
07/13/2011
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This simulation lets learners explore how heating and cooling adds or removes energy. Use a slider to heat blocks of iron or brick to see the energy flow. Next, build your own system to convert mechanical, light, or chemical energy into electrical or thermal energy. (Learners can choose sunlight, steam, flowing water, or mechanical energy to power their systems.) The simulation allows students to visualize energy transformation and describe how energy flows in various systems. Through examples from everyday life, it also bolsters understanding of conservation of energy. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).

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Physical Science
Physics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Trish Loeblein
04/25/2013
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Express yourself through your genes! See if you can generate and collect three types of protein, then move on to explore the factors that affect protein synthesis in a cell.

Subject:
Genetics
Life Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
George Emanuel
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Mike Klymkowsky
Tom Perkins
08/20/2012
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Build a gene network! The lac operon is a set of genes which are responsible for the metabolism of lactose in some bacterial cells. Explore the effects of mutations within the lac operon by adding or removing genes from the DNA.

Subject:
Genetics
Life Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
George Spiegelman
Jared Taylor
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
05/01/2010
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Build a gene network! The lac operon is a set of genes which are responsible for the metabolism of lactose in some bacterial cells. Explore the effects of mutations within the lac operon by adding or removing genes from the DNA.

Subject:
Genetics
Life Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
George Speigelman
Jared Taylor
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
05/01/2010
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Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!

Subject:
Astronomy
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Jon Olson
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
02/07/2011
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Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!

Subject:
Astronomy
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Jon Olson
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
02/07/2011
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How do greenhouse gases affect the climate? Explore the atmosphere during the ice age and today. What happens when you add clouds? Change the greenhouse gas concentration and see how the temperature changes. Then compare to the effect of glass panes. Zoom in and see how light interacts with molecules. Do all atmospheric gases contribute to the greenhouse effect?

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Robert Parson
Ron LeMaster
Trish Loeblein
11/15/2007
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Are all atoms of an element the same? How can you tell one isotope from another? Use the sim to learn about isotopes and how abundance relates to the average atomic mass of an element.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Robert Parson
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
07/18/2011
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Are all atoms of an element the same? How can you tell one isotope from another? Use the sim to learn about isotopes and how abundance relates to the average atomic mass of an element.

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Chemistry
Physical Science
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