PhET is a free tool that has been popular with science and math teachers for many years. PhET offers free interactive math and science simulations on topics in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics. In the PhET library you will find simulations suitable for elementary, middle, high school and university students. PhET even offers a search tool that helps you find teaching ideas based on the free simulations. Dozens of PhET simulations are available to insert into PowerPoint presentations using PhET’s Free PowerPoint Add-in. With the plug-in installed, you can browse the available simulations and insert them into your slides. The simulations will work in your slide just like on the PhET website.
Applications for education
The PhET PowerPoint add-in can save time if you plan to use more than one simulation during a lesson. Instead of clicking through menus or clicking through bookmarks to display the correct simulation, you can simply create a slideshow that arranges your PhET simulations in the order you plan to use them during your lesson.