Learn about matter and its motion and behavior through space and time in our physics lab simulations for high school courses. Study the most fundamental measurable quantities in the universe and find relationships between them to explain and predict their behavior. You can also view our curriculum alignment guide for NGSS, AP, and IB curriculum standards.
Virtual Labs are a powerful tool to inspire, engage, and accelerate learning in the high school science classroom.
"Labster is cost effective, it’s easy to use, and you have a better outcome. It’s great when your students tell their friends, ‘hey, you should take this course.”
Cord Carter, Chemistry Lecturer
Fisk University, TN
“I don’t think there’s anyone who has the same expertise in-house that Labster has. I haven’t seen anyone else working in the field have this level.”
Dr. Philippos Savvides
Arizona State University
“Labster allows a dynamic visualization of chemical reactions so that students can practice and better understand these concepts.”
Dr. Sabine Matallana-Surget
“The virtual labs really help the students become familiar with the material before they engage in the class.”
Dr. Paul Kasili
Bunker Hill Community College
"I think all of the teachers are stretched thin, but the nice thing is that having something that's engaging for the students gives teachers that opportunity to breathe and get excited again. Because they're seeing the kids light up, they're seeing the kids engage with content."
Curriculum Coordinator, Modesto School District, California
“My kids like to play around, they like to do simulations, and they’re very visual learners. They’re all into video games so if you can bring the aspect of a video game into your class and teach your content that way, you’ve got 'em hooked.”
Chemistry Teacher, West Ranch High School, CA
"I would absolutely recommend Labster to other high schools! We’ve had a positive experience using it during remote and hybrid instruction, especially given the increasing number of virtual labs available on the platform.”
STEM Supervisor, Randolph High School, NJ
"Giving students time in Labster to explore prior to the wet lab is invaluable. I can spend time with everyone because those skills were already practiced the night before with Labster."
Biotech Teacher, Livingston High School, NJ
“Everything just clicks really well. There is clarity and great graphics, and it makes students analyze, think and process. If you’re looking for really in-depth rigor, then I recommend pairing Labster with in-person laboratories.”
Coordinator, Biomedical Pathways Program, St. John Bosco High School, CA
A meteor has crashed to Earth! Search the crash site with a Geiger counter, and bring a radioactive sample back to the lab. Learn all about types of decay, decay series, and half-life. Help Dr. One and Marie Curie figure out what’s in that rock.
Ride the Shrink-o-Ship to see a propagating sound wave up close while learning about the production, propagation, and detection of sound. Experiment with the properties of a sound wave and use your newfound knowledge to help a rock star tune their guitar!
Finish your training in basic physics concepts to join a cutting edge mechanical engineering lab. Team up with Sir Isaac Newton and understand how various forces affect the motion of objects.
Join Dr. One for an introduction to waves. After the lab breaks, it is your job to fix it by learning about waves, their types, and parameters. Adjust the amplitude, frequency, and wavelength of the waves in the lab to finish your mission.
Join Dr. One at the lake and learn what it takes to make an object float or sink. Find out how the density of a liquid does significantly impact the buoyancy of an object and how much of a floating object is submerged below the surface.
Join Dr. One and Isaac Newton at the pool table to learn about momentum conservation and elastic and inelastic collisions.
Learn how to generate and interpret the heating curves of ethanol and water. Discover how to relate heating curve data to the recorded observations of the substance on heating and determine the physical properties from the generated curve.
Join a team of motorsport engineers and learn the basics of Newton’s laws of motion. Understand the basic principles of passive and active safety while driving a high-class race car.
Discover what types of radiation make up the electromagnetic spectrum and the uses and dangers of each type.
Become a spring oscillation master and help determine the magnitude and epicenter of an earthquake using just a mass and a spring.
What does it take to make a roller coaster reach 100 km/h? Join the Labster's roller coaster engineering team and use the conservation of energy to design our most exciting ride yet!
Learn about physical and chemical changes in science by trying to help a scientist escape a dangerous planet.
Learn the definitions of elements and compounds and use your new knowledge to get oxygen production back online in a malfunctioning spaceship … before it's too late!
Help the alien Pondus study gravitational acceleration on Earth and find out how Earth’s mass and the distance from where we measure it affects the strength of Earth’s gravitational field.
Explore the photoelectric effect with Albert Einstein! Perform an experiment to test the wave model and discover that light is actually made up of photons. Use this knowledge to set up an efficient solar farm to power the time machine and send him home.
Find different mixtures on an alien planet and use your knowledge of mixtures and compounds to determine if they are safe to drink. Can you survive long enough to escape the planet?
Start your chemistry journey! Discover and classify physical and chemical properties in order to escape the desolate environment you’ve been stranded on. Find out what metals are acid proof before you find out if you are!
Travel back in time to 1687 and help Newton remember his first law of motion and what it means for a body to stay at rest or in uniform motion. Learn when two forces are balanced or unbalanced and experiment with his first law of motion in space.
Dive into water at the molecular level to learn about the behavior of the molecules in the three different states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. Learn about the bonding interactions between the molecules during different phase transitions.
Help Farmer Greg understand the wider issues affecting corn production. Identify the different reservoirs and how they are connected, and then determine how human emissions affect the cycle by playing with the 3D model.
Learn how to differentiate between a vector and scalar quantity and identify the magnitude and direction of a vector. Define the vector components and solve basic engineering problems with the Cartesian coordinate system, while helping out two astronauts on their Relatedplanetary mission on the surface of Mars.
Visit Antarctica to take the perfect picture of a penguin! You will get help from Albert Einstein, who will teach you how reflection and refraction of light affect the photos you take among the snow and ice.
Travel through time and space to help Newton remember his second law. Use this physically realistic simulation to experiment with forces and masses, and observe their effects on acceleration and velocity.
Build your own resistor to repair a broken radio.
Join Newton in his garden and take a spaceship ride to explore gravity in space. Learn the meaning of each term of the equation of the universal law of gravitation and use it to predict the gravitational attraction between two bodies.
Help the scientists get electricity back in their lab by understanding how electricity works.
Take a scientific approach to the classic task of guessing how many candies are in a jar. Rather than random guesses, utilize good experimental design to select the correct measurement tools, continually refine the approach, and account for uncertainty in the data.
Learn about magnets and magnetic fields in Labster's magnetism lab and use your knowledge to solve puzzles and capture an unruly rover.
You're on a mission to learn about fission and how we harness it as a sustainable energy source. Journey into the heart of a reactor and answer the lab's security questions to activate it.
Fusion is the future of energy and it's up to you to figure out how to harness it. Explore this advanced fusion reactor and learn all of the science needed to have the power of the sun in the palm of your hand.
Virtual Labs are interactive science simulations that accelerate STEM learning through gamification. Educators assign labs to students through their internet browsers, where students can train lab skills, visualize abstract theory, and learn science through real-world scenarios.
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"They did the simulation and came to lab, completed it within 30 minutes with no questions, then passed the quiz with flying colors”
Helen Gadegaard explains how you can use Labster in your science course to increase student engagement.
Dr. Melody Esfandiari, conducted her own research on virtual labs in the classroom, comparing grades as well as students' self-reported data about their learning experience. You'll hear Melody's findings and find out what surprised her most.
This guide is designed to help educators teach with virtual labs and the Labster platform, from technical set-up to pedagogical thought-leadership. Get started fast, and discover what you can achieve with science simulations.
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