We’re kicking off 2021 by launching new content that makes Labster even more useful as a teaching and learning tool. Our instructors and students now have immediate access to these new online resources:
Lab manuals for each virtual lab in our catalog
3D animated videos describing scientific concepts
3 new virtual lab simulations
Lab manuals help students understand what they will be learning in the lab. Every lab manual includes a synopsis, learning objectives, lab techniques, and related theory content, often with colorful diagrams. All 160+ Labster simulations have a lab manual available.
You can share lab manuals with students as-is, or customize them to fit your needs.Each manual is available in a Google Doc format which can be easily downloaded as a .pdf or Word document that can be edited. When you’re satisfied with your lab manual, you can easily share a link to it in your syllabus or learning management system (LMS).
Click here to see the Lab Manual for “Marine Biology”:
Designed to help students visualize scientific phenomena, our new short videos explain and demonstrate key scientific concepts from Labster’s virtual labs using 3D animation.
Each video is a stand-alone resource that you can embed in your LMS or web page just as you would any Youtube video.
Ranging from 1-5 minutes in duration, you can use these short videos to enhance your students’ learning by introducing them to a topic, reinforcing a previous lecture, or providing a high-level overview to prepare them to play a virtual lab simulation. Each animation has been extracted from a full, existing Labster simulation.
Build a spectrophotometer
Operate a spectrophotometer and collect your own data
Apply the Beer-Lambert Law to your data
This mini simulation is part of the larger “Spectrophotometry” lab
Learn how to extract caffeine as powder from its liquid form
Master the separatory funnel
Make mistakes and learn from them as you answer the question: Does a cup of tea contain more caffeine than a cup of coffee?
We know you’ll have lots of ideas about how to incorporate these new flexible resources into your curriculum, and we can’t wait to hear about them. Remember:
Check out the Faculty Resources page for lab manuals and animated videos
Visit the Simulations page to view our virtual labs
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