Inventive Learning

These projects have the goal of supporting the development of early knowledge.

PhET Simulations

We are working in partnership with the University of Colorado, Boulder, to expand their highly successful PhET Interactive Simulation project (100+ simulations available in 61 languages, with over 15 million sim downloads & counting!) to support middle school science and math learning.

Simulations are designed to make invisible processes visible, portraying systems which are too big, too small, too slow, too fast, or too complex for the naked eye. As such, they are excellent tools for inventive learning that allow open-ended exploration of phenomena. We are working on user-interface designs and instructional approaches which best leverage the interactive affordances of simulations for use with invention activities, as well as choice-based assessments.

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