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Chemistry

Acids and Bases: Acidity and Alkalinity in Everyday Substances

Join Marie in the Acids and Bases Simulation and explore the nature and concepts of these important chemical compounds. Measure the pH of chemical solutions, and use your acquired knowledge to evaluate mixtures of acids and base.

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Biology

Antibodies: Why are some blood types incompatible?

Learn about the concepts of antibodies and antigens, as well as the ABO and Rhesus blood grouping systems and their importance in blood transfusions. Then, you will help a young couple determine a potential risk for Rhesus disease in their unborn child.

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Biology

Aseptic Technique: Culture your sample without contamination

Help a microbiologist prepare a pure culture that can be used to identify a microbe causing an infection! Use good aseptic technique to avoid contamination of the sample, ensure your own safety, and avoid surprise fires in the lab.

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Biology

Bacterial Growth Curves: Experiment with bacterial growth

Learn about the mind-boggling speed of exponential growth and test how different growth conditions affect bacterial growth.

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Biology

Bacterial Isolation

Learn about the proper techniques of isolating single colonies from a culture sample, how to use aseptic techniques and how to perform plate streaking.

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Biology

Bacterial Quantification by Culture

Use the serial dilution technique to quantify the effect of a novel antibiotic compound on bacterial growth.

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Biology

Biosafety

Introduction to containment level 3 (Biosafety level 3, BSL3) research laboratory, a hypothetical approach to identifying a potential bioterrorism agent that is classed as a hazard group three microorganism.

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Biology

Cell Culture Basics: Plate, split and freeze human cells

Find out what it’s like to work in a cell culture laboratory. Learn how to use the aseptic technique to avoid contamination of your cells, and discover what it takes to keep them alive.

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Biology

Control of Microbial Growth: Explore decontamination and selective toxicity

A dental patient’s recurrent infection is becoming dangerously septic. Your task is to investigate the cause using diffusion disc assays and prevent further cases by exploring sterilization, decontamination & selectively toxic infection control methods.

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Biology

ELISA

Help a scientist detect and quantify proteins by using one of the most popular techniques in molecular biology.

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Biology

Eutrophication

Utilize microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to solve a massive fish kill mystery. Investigate how dissolved nitrogen levels and an algal bloom are linked to the fish population.

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Biology

Experimental Design

Work as a pharmaceutical detective to identify the link between a new drug and a recent epidemic. Use the scientific method to design an experiment and perform a fluorescent cell assay to test your hypothesis.

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Biology

FACS

In the Fluorescence-automated Cell Sorting (FACS) Simulation, you will learn the basics of flow cytometry and find out how to use a flow cytometer with fluorescence detection.

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Biology

Fluorescence Microscopy

Enter the virtual microscope room to see inside a tissue sample. Learn how a fluorescence microscope can create a high contrast image and answer biological questions.

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Biology

Gel Electrophoresis: Visualize and separate nucleic acids

Solve a crime by using DNA fingerprinting to identify a thief. Use nucleic acid gel electrophoresis to separate and visualize DNA molecules and watch an animation to understand what happens inside the gel tank.

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Chemistry

HPLC

Learn how different factors such as heat and humidity can alter drug stability. Identify the components of the HPLC machine and use it to separate and measure the different compounds of a medicine.

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Biology

Homogenization: Developing better-tasting milk

Help Adam the farmer grow his milk business by exploring the basic concepts of homogenization, a standard procedure in milk processing.

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Biology

Lab Safety

Survive your first day in the lab by identifying the different hazards you might encounter in an unsafe laboratory. You will be introduced to the lab dress code, safety equipment and the do's and don'ts when working in a lab.

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Biology

Light Microscopy

Enter the virtual microscope room to see inside a tissue sample. Learn how a light microscope can magnify an image and answer biological questions.

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Biology

Molecular Cloning

Dive into recombinant DNA technology with cell division, transcription and translation. Includes concepts in restriction enzymes, cloning and reporter genes.

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Biology

Next Generation Sequencing

Learn the different steps of sample preparation, sequencing, data collection and data analysis using next generation sequencing technique.

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Pasteurization and Sterilization

Help an organic farmer to increase the shelf life of his peach juice. Will you be able to eliminate spoilage of the peach juice?

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Biology

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Learn the techniques and application of Polymerase Chain Reaction and Gel Electrophoresis. Explore a real-world application, such as analyzing unique genetic fingerprints to solve a murder case.

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Biology

Protein Synthesis

Explore the structure of proteins and learn about the synthesis process inside the cells. Examine the protein sequence to understand the differences of protein synthesis in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

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Chemistry

Recrystallization: Dissolve your solid and precipitate your crystals

Slip on your thermal resistant gloves, and let's get started! In this simulation, you’ll discover how to purify a solid by using the recrystallization technique.

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Chemistry

Recrystallization: Filter your crystals and measure the melting point

How can we separate liquids from solids? How can we determine the purity of that solid? In this simulation you will learn how to use the suction filtration and melting point techniques that will allow you to answer both questions.

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Chemistry

Simple Distillation: Recycle waste from biodiesel production

Use the technique of simple distillation to help your colony on Mars purify the waste generated by the production of biodiesel from algae (water, glycerol, and methanol).

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Biology

The Gram Stain: Identify and differentiate bacteria

Join doctors in revealing a pathogen that is causing a patient to be critically ill. Perform the Gram stain on a sample collected from the patient and use microscopy to identify the presence of bacteria to help guide the proper antibiotic treatment.

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Chemistry

Titration: Neutralize an acid lake contamination

Finding the concentration of an acid can be tedious and boring. Join a science expert to learn how to drop the base in style!

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Engineering

Wastewater Treatment

Study the treatment of urban wastewater. Will you be able to rescue a fish population suffering from pollution?

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