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Students explore static electricity by rubbing a simulated balloon on a sweater. As they view the charges in the sweater, balloon, and adjacent wall, they gain an understanding of charge transfer. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET). The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments.

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Physics
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Sam Reid
10/06/2006
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Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall.

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Physics
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Sam Reid
07/02/2008
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Look inside a resistor to see how it works. Increase the battery voltage to make more electrons flow though the resistor. Increase the resistance to block the flow of electrons. Watch the current and resistor temperature change.

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Physics
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
11/20/2008
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Look inside a battery to see how it works. Select the battery voltage and little stick figures move charges from one end of the battery to the other. A voltmeter tells you the resulting battery voltage.

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Physics
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
11/16/2007
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Look inside a battery to see how it works. Select the battery voltage and little stick figures move charges from one end of the battery to the other. A voltmeter tells you the resulting battery voltage.

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Physics
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Carl Wieman
Sam Reid
07/02/2008
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Explore bending of light between two media with different indices of refraction. See how changing from air to water to glass changes the bending angle. Play with prisms of different shapes and make rainbows.

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Physics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Emily Moore
Kathy Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
05/09/2011
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Starting from atoms, see how many molecules you can build. Collect your molecules and see them in 3D!

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Chemistry
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Christine Denison
Emily Moore
John Blanco
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Sam Reid
06/27/2011
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Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game or explore in the Fractions Lab. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

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Mathematics
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Ariel Paul
Karina Hensberry
Kathy Perkins
Mike Dubson
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
10/17/2012
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Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

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Chemistry
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Jack Barbera
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Patricia Loeblein
Robert Parson
Sam Reid
Suzanne Brahmia
07/13/2011
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When will objects float and when will they sink? Learn how buoyancy works with blocks. Arrows show the applied forces, and you can modify the properties of the blocks and the fluid.

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Physics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
09/30/2010
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When will objects float and when will they sink? Learn how buoyancy works with blocks. Arrows show the applied forces, and you can modify the properties of the blocks and the fluid.

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Physics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
Patricia Loblein
Sam Reid
10/01/2010
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This new version of the CCK adds capacitors, inductors and AC voltage sources to your toolbox! Now you can graph the current and voltage as a function of time.

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Electronic Technology
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/12/2008
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Build circuits with capacitors, inductors, resistors and AC or DC voltage sources, and inspect them using lab instruments such as voltmeters and ammeters.

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Electronic Technology
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
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Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/01/2006
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An electronics kit in your computer! Build circuits with resistors, light bulbs, batteries, and switches. Take measurements with the realistic ammeter and voltmeter. View the circuit as a schematic diagram, or switch to a life-like view.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
06/15/2005
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Build circuits with resistors, light bulbs, batteries, and switches and take measurements with laboratory equipment like the realistic ammeter and voltmeter.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Sam Reid
07/01/2004
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Investigate collisions on an air hockey table. Set up your own experiments: vary the number of discs, masses and initial conditions. Is momentum conserved? Is kinetic energy conserved? Vary the elasticity and see what happens.

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Physics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Ariel Paul
Jon Olson
Kathy Perkins
Mike Dubson
Mindy Gratny
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
10/01/2010
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Experiment with conductivity in metals, plastics and photoconductors. See why metals conduct and plastics don't, and why some materials conduct only when you shine a flashlight on them.

Subject:
Physics
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Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Sam McKagan
Sam Reid
07/01/2004
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Experiment with conductivity in metals, plastics and photoconductors. See why metals conduct and plastics don't, and why some materials conduct only when you shine a flashlight on them.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Sam McKagan
Sam Reid
07/01/2004
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Simulate the original experiment that proved that electrons can behave as waves. Watch electrons diffract off a crystal of atoms, interfering with themselves to create peaks and troughs of probability.

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Physics
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Simulation
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Kathy Perkins
Sam McKagan
Sam Reid
10/02/2006
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Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
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Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Jonathan Olson
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein