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PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder

PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations.

Founded: 2002 by Carl Wieman

  • Program Area

  • Location of Impact

    Global, United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, Open Source
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in HTML5 (with some legacy simulations in Java or Flash), and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source.