Integrating Digital Simulations into Science Courses

Thursday, February 21 | 8:30AM–9:15AM PT | Avila, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
How do you enable hands-on learning long-distance? What about conducting experiments without a laboratory? Join us for an interactive discussion and exploration of the next big thing in science education: digital simulations. Learn about the pedagogical and design possibilities offered by simulations, such as PhET's award-winning free resources and the impact of this type of learning on student success. We'll cover how to effectively scaffold simulations, lessons learned from simulation user data, and what's in store for the future.

Outcomes: Understand the purpose and design considerations of effective science simulations * Learn methods for effectively scaffolding simulations in learning experiences * Learn how to author your own challenge prompts, placing science simulations into a lesson or learning experience


  • Jacqui Hayes

    Director of Innovation, Smart Sparrow
  • Kathy Perkins

    Director, PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder