I am working on developing a set of approaches toward working with the PhET animations all of which are designed to guide students toward posing questions as they work. Traditionally, we as teachers ask the questions. However, in the interest of teaching students life-long learning skills, I wonder if it is possible to plan projects and activities in such a way that the students create the lists of questions themselves. I hope to collaborate with other teachers about some of these ideas.
Also, I am in the process of testing out a set of practical, hands-on lab activities designed to accompany the PhET simulations in order to ensure that students have enough real-world experience in order to make sense of the models used in this program. I hope to exchange ideas with others.