Archive for February 7th, 2011

Physics Simulations Learning Objects Available

Monday, February 7th, 2011
The PhET Interactive Simulations resource series has been added to to the NC Learning Objects Repository (NCLOR). This resource series is a free and open collection made available by the PhET Interactive Simulations Project ( http://phet.colorado.edu/ ) at the University of Colorado. The subject area of Physics is the main focus of this series but other subjects included are Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Math.  The PhET is a National Science Foundation sponsored project and all of the simulations have been extensively researched and evaluated. They are written in Java and Flash, and can be run using a standard web browser as long as Flash and Java are installed. Each simulation in the series has a link to corresponding teacher contributed activities.
To access this resource series:
1. log into the NCLOR  < www.explorethelor.org > ( http://www.explorethelor.org/ ) with an account (named or guest)
2. navigate to the Browse by Resource Series area
3. click on the PhET Interactive Simulations series

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