April 5th, 2017

High School Resource: Semiconductors by PhET

High School Resource

Semiconductors by PhET

This simulation will allow students to experiment with semiconductors and engage in doping them in a virtual setting. They will watch electrons change position and energy level.

Using the simulation, students will:

-Recognize that the battery is the driving force in a circuit.
-Describe how n and p dopants change the structure of electron energy levels in a metal.
-Explain why an np junction acts as a diode, allowing current to flow one way but not another.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.P.4.1

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