How to use PhET Interactive math and science simulations in a Nearpod lesson

PhET Interactive Simulations provide a hands-on way for students to explore science and math topics. By embedding one of these simulations into Nearpod, each student will have a unique experience on their own device, you can check for understanding with Nearpod's formative assessment features, and can provide an easy-to-access experience for your students.

In this article, you'll learn how to:

Teach with PhET Simulations

When students reach a PhET Interactive Simulation in a Nearpod lesson, they will be able to explore the content independently on their device. Each student will have a unique experience manipulating the simulation. 

As the teacher, you will also see the simulation on your device in Live Participation mode.

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Add a PhET simulation into your Nearpod lesson:

1. While editing your lesson, select Add Slide 

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2. Choose PhET Simulation from the Content tab

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3. Use the categories on the left slide to find the PhET simulation you'd like to add.  To preview the simulation before you add, click on a simulation and then click "Preview"

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4. Once you find a simulation to add to your lesson, click on the simulation and select "Done"

 



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