PhET Interactive Simulations Alternatives

    PhET Interactive Simulations is described as 'Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are five alternatives to PhET Interactive Simulations for Online / Web-based, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is EMANIM Online, which is free. Other great apps like PhET Interactive Simulations are LabsLand (Paid), (Free), myPhysicsLab (Free, Open Source) and Physics for Kids (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 6, 2020

    1. EMANIM is a web app displaying interactive animations of electromagnetic waves and presenting phenomena such as polarization, superposition, interference, absorption, refraction, and optical activity (linear and circular dichroism and birefringence).
    2. LabsLand lets students access real educational laboratories through the Internet. Schools, institutions and homeschoolers can use it to provide real labs and real practical and scientific education without having the physical equipment themselves.
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    3. A wide range of applets on transmission lines, electromagnetic waves and antennas.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      The myPhysicsLab website shows the simulations running and contains explanations of the math behind them. There are around 50 different simulations in the source code, each of which has has an example file which is mainly for development and testing.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      This app brings basic Physics concepts and facts for Kids, Motion, Light, Energy, Electricity and much more. Learn the concepts with you kids in a fun way. Includes Experiments which the kids can do at home or at school to learn basic physics principles.


      App unavailable at Google Play Store.

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