Physics Educational Technology (PHET) Simulations in Teaching General Physics 1


  • Rhandy DG. Almadrones Bayambang National High School, Department of Education, Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines,
  • Frederick G. Tadifa DMMMSU SLUC, Agoo, La Union, Philippines,


physics educational technology, PhET, proficiency level, demonstrative applications, lesson plan exemplar


As stipulated in the "K to 12 Program" of the Department of Education,
Philippines, the traditional way of teaching and learning should be transformed
into electronic learning where ICT skills and technologies are introduced to the
21st-century learners, as well as 21st-century teachers. This paper tried to
determine if teaching by utilizing Physics Education Technology (PhET)
Simulations can impinge on the mastery of the least learned competencies in
General Physics 1. It specifically analyzed the Proficiency level and Performance
level in demonstrative applications in Physics. The current study also proposed an
enhanced lesson plan exemplar that can be adopted by STEM teachers in teaching
Physics. The descriptive method of research was employed in the study. During
the investigation, there were 49 Grade 12 STEM students participated. The study
concludes that PhET Simulation-Integrated instruction can improve the students'
proficiency level on the least mastered competencies in General Physics 1. It also
strengthened the claim that PhET Simulations can be a virtual laboratory for
assessing students' performance on demonstrative applications. Further, utilizing
and integrating PhET Simulations in delivering physics lessons can promote
positive and engrossing learning experiences among learners.




How to Cite

Almadrones , R. D., & Tadifa , F. G. (2024). Physics Educational Technology (PHET) Simulations in Teaching General Physics 1. International Journal of Instruction, 17(3), 635–650. Retrieved from