PhET Accessible Simulations: Physics and More!

PhET is a suite of research-based interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, math and other sciences. "PhET" was originally an acronym for Physics Education Technology. However, the PhET site now includes simulations about many other subjects besides physics, so the acronym is too limiting. PhET simulations are used in both K12 and college classrooms. PhET is working on increasing the accessibility of the PhET simulations for all learners by using alternative input, sonification, interactive description, pan and zoom, and voicing. (See  PhET Accessibility page for more information.)

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Accessible Simulations

To view the full list of published accessible simulations here. You can search by subject, grade level, compatibility and select the desired inclusive features. The access and inclusive features are: 

  • Alternative input
  • interactive description
  • Interactive description on Mobile Devices
  • Sound and sonification
  • Pan and Zoom
  • Voicing

The following are pre-release simulations with inclusive features: 

  • Balloons and Static Electricity
  • Faraday's Law
  • Friction
  • Gravity Force Lab
  • Molarity
  • Molecules and Light
  • Ohm's Law
  • Ration and Proportion

PhET Simulations are compatible with iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, Macs and PCs. PhET also has school purchase plans.

Note: PhET Simulations apps are currently 99 cents.