Labster is the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and science simulations.
Students’ learning outcomes improve with Labster because we engage them with game-based elements that inspire them to explore science. Students then apply their knowledge to solve a real world problem within the context of a story. Inside the 3D environment of an immersive simulation, students master curriculum-aligned theory, interact with advanced equipment, learn techniques and perform experiments.
Labster makes an educator’s job easier, integrating with the most popular LMS (learning management system) platforms and freeing up their time by automatically grading quiz questions and providing them with a dashboard of student performance data.
ALEKS is an artificial intelligent assessment and learning system which uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn’t know in a course. ALEKS’s LTI supports external assignments that pass grades back to the LMS.
ChemVantage is a great resource for teachers and professors because it leverages your institution's learning management system (e.g., Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, Desire2Learn or Sakai) using the LTI standard. This allows your LMS to handle all passwords, role assignments and security. To connect your LMS to ChemVantage, please visit our LTI registration page. After registration, instructors can customize quiz and homework assignments for their classes using the instructor tools in each assignment.
With the exception of the placement exams, all of the basic fully functional ChemVantage services are completely free for students at public and nonprofit institutions:
Quizzes - completely free
Homework - completely free (but see optional subscription below)
Practice Exams - completely free
In-Class Polls - completely free
Video Quizzes - completely free
Placement Exams - Institutions may purchase placement exams for $1.00 USD per student or less, in quantities of 100 or more. Institutions may opt to require each student to purchase a placement exam individually for $6.00 USD. Placement exam retakes are free, if allowed by the settings in the LMS.
Subscriptions - Students may purchase an optional 6-month subscription for $5.00 USD that allows them to view the step-by-step detailed solution to each homework problem after solving it correctly. For personal, small business and commercial accounts there is a registration fee, but all services are free after that.
National Science Digital Library: ChemCollective Virtual Labs
The Virtual Lab is an online simulation of a chemistry lab. It is designed to help students link chemical computations with authentic laboratory chemistry. The lab allows students to select from hundreds of standard reagents (aqueous) and manipulate them in a manner resembling a real lab.
University of Colorado Boulder: Interactive Simulations for Science and Math
One of the richest single repositories of online science interactives and virtual labs. Investigate more than 150 physics, chemistry, math, biology, and Earth science topics. Available in dozens of languages, the interactives are searchable by grade level, subject, and accessibility. Accessibility options include alternative input, audio descriptions, and pan-and-zoom functionality. The University of Colorado Boulder team even found a way to incorporate Java sims so that you can easily run one in your browser window.
Seven free virtual labs, designed for high school and college students, cover lizard and stickleback evolution, bacterial identification, clinical lab testing, neurophysiology, transgenic flies, and cardiology. The detailed labs include built-in quizzes, notebooks, and references. No account is required, but users who sign in with their Google account can save their progress across multiple devices. Great for advanced learners.