Colorado’s PhET project and Stanford’s AAALab will develop and study learning from interactive simulations designed for middle school science classrooms. Products will include 35 interactive sims with related support materials freely available from the PhET website; new technologies to collect real-time data on student use of sims; and guidelines for the development and use of sims for this age population. The team will also publish research on how students learn from sims.
- Hensberry, K. K. R., Paul, A. J., Moore, E. B., Podolefsky, N. S. & Perkins, K. K. PhET Interactive Simulations: New Tools to Achieve Common Core Mathematics Standards. in Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies: (ed. Polly, D.) (IGI Global, 2013).*
- Hensberry, K. K. R., Moore, E. B. & Perkins, K. K. (2015). Effective Student Learning of Fractions with an Interactive Simulation. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34, 273–298.*
- Roll, I., Butler, D., Yee, N., Welsh, A., Perez, S., Briseno, A., Perkins, K. & Bonn, D. (2018). Understanding the impact of guiding inquiry: The relationship between directive support, student attributes, and transfer of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours in inquiry learning. Instructional Science, 46, 77–104.
- Moore, E. B. & Perkins, K. K. (2018). Advances in PhET Interactive Simulations: Interoperable and Accessible. Cyber-Physical Laboratories in Engineering and Science Education. 141–162.*