Explore Big Ideas
Make AP Biology Come to Life with Labster
AP Biology courses are structured around four big ideas which encompass the core scientific principles, theories and processes governing living organisms and biological systems. Labster brings these big ideas to life with true-to-life virtual laboratory experiments.
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Big Idea 1The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.
Big Idea 2Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
Big Idea 3
Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes.
Big Idea 4Biological systems interact and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.
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What is Labster?
A million dollar lab in your browser
You can now perform advanced experiments to achieve core science learning outcomes. Theory and practise are connected in a novel way, and all you need is a computer/laptop and a browser!
Our simulations even run on older laptops and computers, and you will be able to play our simulations without having to install any browser plugins.
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Hundreds of hours of science learning content
Explore many different science topics at your own pace and level of difficulty.
Our virtual laboratory simulations are aimed at university, college and high school level students, within fields such as Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics and many more.
With unlimited access to more than 60 different full simulations, you will have hundreds of hours of fun, innovative and high quality learning content available to you.
Radically improving science education
Improved motivation & engagement
Thousands of university and high school students use Labster every year as blended learning to spark their passion for STEM.
Tracking Progress & Feedback
Easily grade or track progress of students, and empower them to take control over their own learning.
True-to-life laboratory experience
Captivate students with relatable scenarios and 3D animations, visualizing life science down to the molecular level.
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How many simulations will I get access to?
You will get unlimited access to all of our simulations! We release multiple new simulations nearly every month, and you can always see an overview of all our simulations in our simulation catalog.
When will my account renew?
Your subscription will renew automatically at the end of each subscription period after the free trial is over.
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