Explore Big Ideas

Labster's award-winning lab simulations have been proven to increase learning outcomes. Our interactive labs help students understand key science practices and make learning engaging and fun.

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 1

The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.

Big Idea 2

Biological 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 4

Biological 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.

See detailed minimum requirements here.

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

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Improved motivation & engagement

Thousands of university and high school students use Labster every year as blended learning to spark their passion for STEM.

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Tracking Progress & Feedback

Easily grade or track progress of students, and empower them to take control over their own learning.

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Preparing students for the real world

A recent study in Nature Biotechnology shows how students using Labster learned 101% more. Read the study here.

True To ife

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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I’m using Labster as part of my course.
Do I need to buy a subscription?

If you are enrolled in a class and you’ve been instructed by your teacher to use Labster, please make sure you use the signup information that has been provided by your teacher. Otherwise, your teacher will not be able to follow your progress and achievements, and you may need to purchase a license twice.

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.

How can I cancel my subscription?

If you want to cancel your subscription, just write an email to stating your email account and that you want to cancel your subscription.

What are the minimum requirements for my computer?

You can read an overview of the minimum requirements here.