Introducing PhET Interactive Simulations, PGMI UIN Malang Teaches Students to Utilize Virtual Labs in Science Education for MI/SD with Ahmad Abtokhi, M.Pd.

PGMI UIN Malang – The utilization of digital learning media is crucial for education in the 5.0 era. PGMI UIN Malang, as a platform for future teachers, provides knowledge to students to prepare them to become technologically literate educators. One of the technologies that can be used in teaching is PhET Interactive Simulations. In the routine event “Sinau Bareng PGMI #7” with the theme “Utilizing Virtual Labs in Elementary Science Education,” PGMI lecturer Ahmad Abtokhi, M.Pd., discussed how to utilize it in MI/SD (Islamic Primary School/Elementary School) science education.

PhET Interactive Simulations is a website that contains a wide range of science experiments typically conducted in a conventional manner but packaged in a digital format. This website is quite efficient for learning purposes as it is user-friendly, and the explanations and illustrations provided are clear and suitable for the elementary level. PhET Interactive Simulations can be accessed through

By incorporating PhET Interactive Simulations into their teaching practices, MI/SD teachers can enhance their science lessons and engage students in interactive learning experiences. The simulations provide a virtual laboratory environment where students can explore scientific concepts, conduct experiments, and observe phenomena, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

PGMI UIN Malang recognizes the importance of preparing future teachers to integrate technology into their teaching practices. By introducing PhET Interactive Simulations and emphasizing its benefits in MI/SD science education, PGMI aims to equip its students with the necessary skills to become technologically proficient educators who can create dynamic and engaging learning environments for their students.