PhET Simulations Android App Review

| January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

PhET Simulations for Android is interactive simulations designed to demonstrate and teach you various aspects of science and maths. Whether understanding atoms, exploring energy, or mastering multiplication, there is a sim for every learner. The app is perfect for at home, in class, or on the road, this app delivers all PhET HTML5 sims (over 45 sims) in one easy-to-use package. You can download PhET Simulations app for $0.99 from Google Play Store.

Features

PhET Simulations for Android is designed to teach and demonstrate various aspects of science and maths, such as forces and motion, the area of shapes, fractions, atoms, gravity etc. Developed by experts at the University of Colorado Boulder, PhET sims are used by millions of students every year. The simulations and concepts taught vary in complexity, and it is suited for teenagers and above. But it might also come handy for any adult who want a slightly hands-on refresher or guide to these subjects. The app contains 45 of these simulations and that gives plenty to explore. In fact, some of those goes beyond just simulating a thing, also offering a ‘game’ to help you learn it. If to cite an example of the above said feature, in the Area Builder simulation, it lets you put colored squares on graph paper and as you do, it will tell you the area and perimeter of the shape that you’ve created. The Area Builder game will challenge you to construct a shape of a certain area.

PhET Simulations Android App Review

Further, PhET Simulations for Android facilitates offline usage. That is, you can learn on the bus or at the park without a WiFi connection. Students also got an option to mark certain sims are favourites and create your own custom collection. You can also sort the sims easily. Users will also get the latest HTML5 sims as soon as they are released. It should be noted however that most of the sims included in this app do not include keyboard navigation or screen reader access.

Conclusion

If you’re good in your math/science skills, PhET Simulations might seem a bit basic. But if you are still in the learning stage, this app could help you to learn the concepts faster. Not only the sims demonstrate you the topics, but some of them also challenges you to engage in a game that’ll help you to pick up the concepts quicker. In fact, teachers and adults will also find it handy. Regular updates ensure that you’ll get the latest HTML5 sims as and when they are released. The app is also stable. On the flip side, the app does not include PhET’s Java or Flash sims. Overall, a perfect tool to learn and revise the concepts of math/science irrespective of wherever you are.

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