Wed., Mar. 10 – PhET

Wed., Mar. 10 Part Day [4:00 pm – 8:00 pm] 0.25 sem hrs / 3.75 contact hours

Title:  Incorporating PhET in Your Science Classroom

Presenters: Kathy Perkins, CU Boulder Physics Department and

Local PhET experienced teachers and content experts

Description:   Experience using PhET simulations in a science classroom.  Get up to date information about new programs and best practices for using the simulations with students – in person or virtually. The PhET Interactive Simulations, created at the CU Boulder Physics Department, are free interactive math and science simulations. “PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.” (https://phet.colorado.edu/) Join us to learn how you can use these to improve student learning in your science classroom.

Agenda: 

4:00 Registration & Food

4:20 Introductions and computer setup

4:40  Overview and fundamentals of PhET simulations [Virtual Presentation]

5:30 Break & Transition….

5:40 Breakout Groups – Content Lessons using PhET 

         A. Biology / Life Science       

         B. Physical Science – Physics

         C. Physical Science – Chemistry

D. Earth / Space Science 

7:30 Return to large group – Report Out; Share  insights from the breakout groups.

7:45 Evaluations & Teacher Materials & Door Prizes

8:00 End