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written by Carl E. Wieman, Wendy K. Adams, and Katherine Perkins
Research on learning shows that students learn better when they construct
their own understanding of scientific ideas within the framework of their existing knowledge. To accomplish this process, students must be motivated
to actively engage with the content and must be able to learn from that engagement. Interactive computer simulations can meet both of these needs. A growing body of research analyzes their design and use. Here, we summarize some of the research of the Physics Education Technology (PhET) project, particularly that related to simulations and student motivation.
Science: Volume 322, Issue 5902, Pages 682-683
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Wieman, C., Adams, W., & Perkins, K. (2008, October 31). PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning. Science, 322(5902), 682-683. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from
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Wieman, C, W. Adams, and K. Perkins. "PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning." Science. 322, no. 5902, (October 31, 2008): 682-683, (accessed 23 July 2024).
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Wieman, Carl, Wendy Adams, and Katherine Perkins. "PhET: Simulations That Enhance Learning." Science 322.5902 (2008): 682-683. 23 July 2024 <>.
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