Make biology class fun with virtual science labs that inspire and engage students to solve real-world problems in an immersive online environment. Engage students at home with lessons that empower them to visualize complex ideas, so that they come to class the next day excited and full of questions.
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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Cord Carter, Chemistry Lecturer
Fisk University, TN
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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
Give your students the chance to learn chemistry in an engaging and effective way with Labster’s virtual labs. You can supplement your teaching with virtual labs to prepare your students for the wet lab, to help them understand difficult concepts, to engage them with your chemistry course, and more. Research shows that students learn twice as much when traditional lectures are supplemented by Labster’s virtual labs.Learn More
Learn about life and living organisms in our biology simulations for Majors. Study cells, genes and evolution and dive into the many layers of biology to discover what life is, and what it means for living beings’ existence on earth.
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Learn about the microorganisms that are all around and inside us in our microbiology simulations. Study the living organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye, explore how to handle them in the laboratory, and discover how they play an important role in the causes and control of diseases.
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Learn how cells, organs and systems function in the human body. Study the science that underlies the understanding and treatment of human diseases, acquire skills in areas of biology and chemistry that are relevant to healthcare.
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Learn about life and living organisms in our advanced biology simulations. Study cells, genes and evolution and dive into the many layers of biology to discover what life is, and what it means for living beings’ existence on earth.
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Learn how to develop or make products from living systems and organisms in our biotechnology lab simulations. Study how living organisms can be modified and used in fields such as pharmaceuticals and agriculture. You can also learn about what role genetically modified organisms play in the research of diseases such as cancer.
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Learn about chemical processes in living organisms in our biochemistry lab simulations. Study biological molecules and learn how they create the processes that occur within living cells. Discover how you get the energy you need for living, and how enzymes help every one of your body’s functions.
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Learn about organ systems, their major functions, and the body cavities they're placed in, then use this knowledge to help respond to a medical emergency. Can you connect a patient’s symptoms to a potentially failing organ system?
Learn about the nerves that make up the peripheral nervous system and create a working model of the system. Test out your new model by tracking a motor signal traveling from the central nervous system to the thumb!
Discover the structure and function of cell membranes by launching cargo molecules at a virtual cell.
Use size exclusion chromatography (SEC) to prepare a sample of a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease! Discover how this technique can be beneficial in your lab experiments and create a hypothesis about the elution time of different-sized particles!
Put yourself in the place of a genetic counselor and find out if the daughter of a breast cancer patient is at a higher risk of developing breast cancer herself. Help her by constructing a pedigree and finding the defective gene by using linkage analysis.
Join us in Labster's Anatomy and Physiology Lab to explore the physiology of pulmonary ventilation and learn about the structure, functions, and impairments of the respiratory system.
Travel to the exoplanet Astakos IV and use ecological methods to assess and compare biodiversity over time and between different sites.
Learn about the mind-boggling speed of exponential growth and test how different growth conditions affect bacterial growth.
Learn about the proper techniques of isolating single colonies from a culture sample, how to use aseptic techniques and how to perform plate streaking.
Learn about the function and principles of ion exchange chromatography and get hands-on experience by purifying a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease to help studying the relation between the protein and the disease.
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.
Use the serial dilution technique to quantify the effect of a novel antibiotic compound on bacterial growth.
Join this virtual confocal microscopy lab and learn how to take pin-sharp confocal micrographs and 3D renderings. Use the knowledge to save your uncle’s crop from a mysterious plant disease.
Help the residents in Astakos IV to increase the yield of their crops by reducing the competition between different species.
Monitor three dives of a Weddell seal in Antarctica and discover how long it can dive with the oxygen available in its stores.
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.
Help a mother-to-be who is extremely worried about the fate of her baby. Will you able to diagnose the condition of the fetus using a cytogenetics-based approach?
Rescue a town from a fuel crisis by using your knowledge about matter and phase changes principles and performing ethanol distillation.
Investigate Alcohol Flush Syndrome by studying Alcohol Dehydrogenase kinetics. Learn how to use a spectrophotometer, perform an enzyme kinetics experiment, analyze data and understand different inhibition mechanisms.
Build your own spectrophotometer to discover how you can measure substances with light
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.
Have you ever wondered what starch is? Discover the structure of complex carbohydrates and how you can test for the presence of complex carbohydrates in food samples.
Join Dr. One on a mission to figure out how to systematically name hydrocarbons and interpret and use the various core formula types for organic compounds.
Investigate each step of SDS-PAGE from gel selection and sample preparation to chamber assembly and what really happens when the current turns on, to separate proteins solely by molecular weight, bringing us one step closer to identifying the protein.
In this sports science lab, you will find out how only three times ten minutes of supramaximal sprint interval training per week can increase your exercise capacity and fitness level.
Investigate the principles of Mendelian inheritance and discover how color blindness is inherited by observing chromosomal rearrangement in an animation.
In this simulation, you will step into the Anatomy and Physiology lab to discover how essential your intestines are in maintaining human life. Investigate what happens if your intestines malfunction and learn why you really need to eat your veggies!
See how deer physiologically respond to climate change. Use a metabolic chamber and Douglas bag to measure the oxygen content, humidity and volume of a deer’s exhaled breath at different temperatures.
Learn about Mendelian genetics, linkage analysis, hereditary cancer, tumor suppressor, oncogenes and how to identify a defective gene in a family.
Investigate the principles of Mendelian inheritance and help a patient determine if his future children will inherit his color-blindness.
Investigate the principles of cancer development and cancer-related gene mutations to assess the risk of breast cancer development in a patient with a history of cancer in the family.
Join a physiology laboratory to understand how smooth muscle contracts by performing several in vitro experiments, and help your friend identify the cause of her intestinal pain.
Explore different bacterial shapes by using a microscope to look at a sample of bacteria from Antarctica.
Familiarize yourself with details about Gram Stain procedure. Learn about reagents used during the experiment and repeat the protocol in stepwise manner, to be more than ready for real time Gram staining!
The immune system is a complex structure of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect our bodies from infection. Dive into the complex structures and functions of those organs and cells that protect us from various pathogens every day!
Dive into recombinant DNA technology with cell division, transcription and translation. Includes concepts in restriction enzymes, cloning and reporter genes.
Explore the structure of the kidney and discover its different functions by trying to uncover the mode of action of a new diuretic drug that has the potential to prevent hypertension.
Explore the structure of proteins and learn about the synthesis process inside the cells.
Discover unique areas within an exoplanet’s landscape and apply your findings to predict the persistence of an alien species by estimating colonization and extinction rates.
Help Roxy figure out if a mysterious dark algae is able to do photosynthesis using green light and measure this process with the Hill reaction.
Investigate the principles of inheritance and help a family determine whether future generations will inherit color blindness.
Help reduce the impact from humans on an aquatic ecosystem on an exoplanet by using your knowledge of trophic cascades in a food web.
Learn about the monogenic disorder Cystic Fibrosis and its inheritance from one generation to the next.
Research the fundamentals of DNA in humans — where it is, how it’s structured, and what it does — to explain them to a confused reader of your science magazine.
Help ecologists devise a conservation strategy that will protect the goslin population on a newly discovered exoplanet, Astakos IV.
Step into Labster's Anatomy and Physiology lab to learn about the nervous system and its subdivisions. Explore the various bodily functions that the nervous system controls.
Investigate the principles of inheritance and draw a pedigree tree to understand how color blindness is inherited.
Join your fantastic lab guide Dr. One in preparing a tricky aqueous solution of ammonium chloride using an analytical balance, which your colleagues need for an important analysis.
Join cutting edge research at MIT and design a biological circuit that can sense and destroy cancer cells.
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.
Turn a mouse intestine inside out and use it to study glucose transport in order to figure out what is wrong with an infant.
Help an organic farmer to increase the shelf life of his peach juice. Will you be able to eliminate spoilage of the peach juice?
Help the laboratory investigate some of their samples of lily anthers and explore the phases of meiosis in them. Learn the basics of meiosis and mitosis by comparing the two processes.
Embark on a mission to identify the metabolic pathway that produces an antimalarial compound in a rare plant. Can you begin the process of creating a novel antimalarial drug?
Join Dr. One on a mission to figure out how the orbitals of carbon’s valence electrons hybridize, and how this greatly influences the bonds that carbon is able to form.
Have you ever wondered what exactly makes bacteria divided into Gram groups? Do they have special barcodes or tiny identifiers at their surface? Let's find out together!
Discover Next Generation Sequencing by analyzing the mRNA from pig tissues and identify a new gene linked to obesity. Confirm your results using qPCR to analyze the expression levels of your gene!
Investigate the connection between blood vessel growth and cancer development, and use this knowledge to identify a promising treatment for breast cancer.
Learn the different steps of sample preparation, sequencing, data collection and data analysis using next generation sequencing technique.
Join your friend on a quest to analyze two mysterious substances he got from an alchemist to cure his migraine and learn how atoms connect.
Build your own spectrophotometer to measure the absorbance of a reaction product on Mars!
Analyze the effects of fertilizers on the phosphorus cycle and help the residents in Astakos IV to increase their crop yield without compromising the environment.
Stop a house developer from breaking the water cycle! Dive into learning all about different hydrological stores and the processes which connect them.
Use medical tests to gather information about patients and determine how their cardiovascular systems respond to different exercise intensities.
Help determine what a bear ate before it died by building the structure and choose the internal organelles of the four basic types of animal cells found inside the bear’s mouth.
Learn about the structure, nomenclature and a few reactions of organic compounds, and use this knowledge to help out your virtual friend Simon with some strange medicine!
Learn the core concepts of thermodynamics and apply the technique of bomb calorimetry to help solve the challenge of storing renewable energy.
Enter the virtual microscope room to see inside a tissue sample. Learn how a light microscope can magnify an image and answer biological questions.
Explore the similarities and differences between bacterial and eukaryotic cell structures. Discover what structural features allow bacteria to survive in extreme environmental conditions.
Dive into a virtual laboratory to discover the secrets of infrared spectroscopy. From the introduction of different vibrational modes to the interpretation of real-life spectra, mastering this technique will be child’s play.
Have you ever wondered what protein is? Discover the structure of protein and how you can test for the presence of protein in food samples.
Join Dr. One and two colleagues on their mission to cure cancer. They are using Western blot to compare the level of p53 protein in cancerous and healthy control cells. Can you help Dr. One with the tricky membrane transfer step?
Help the basketball players understand how the food they eat gets converted to energy by investigating glycolysis, the first stage of cellular respiration.
Perform the litmus test on six organic compounds found in nature. Interpret the results to identify which organic compounds are carboxylic acids.
Enter Labster's Anatomy and Physiology lab to explore female gross anatomy and learn about the structure, function, and physiology of the female reproductive system.
The Carbohydrates Lab explores how carbohydrates are broken down by the digestive system and taken up into the bloodstream.
Enter Labster's Anatomy and Physiology lab to explore the structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Learn about the nervous system’s fundamental cells and neurons and how they communicate with each other through synapses.
Investigating antibody production patterns in populations helps us understand how diseases like COVID-19 spread. Conduct immunoassays to detect blood serum IgG and IgM to discover the vaccination and infection status of a community exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
Analyze the microscopic structure of the small intestine and learn the advantages and limitations of light, fluorescence and electron 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.
Have you ever wondered what a simple sugar is? Discover the structure of simple carbohydrates and how you can test for the presence of simple sugars in food samples.
Help the scientists on the exoplanet Astakos IV to choose the location of the new research center by finding out where it will have the least impact on the ecological diversity of the area.
Help a basketball team learn about what happens in the second stage of cellular respiration, the Krebs cycle, to help them improve their longevity in the game!
Discover the process of photosynthesis by jumping inside a plant cell. Observe the electron transport chain in action. How is light converted to chemical energy?
Have you ever wondered what fat is? Discover the structure of lipids and how you can test for the presence of lipids in food samples.
Help a scientist detect and quantify proteins by using one of the most popular techniques in molecular biology.
Join a cell biology research group to find out how a poisonous compound from a yew tree can be used in cancer therapy. You will be immersed in an animation of a human cell and use light and fluorescence microscopy to study cell division.
Explore and label an interactive detailed 3D model of the male reproductive system. Dive even deeper by traveling inside the male reproductive tract, learning about the locations of the ducts and functions of the glands along the way.
In this virtual lab you will help release an injured chimpanzee back into the wild by using your newfound knowledge of body planes and sections.
Step into the virtual classroom to learn the secrets behind the electrophilic aromatic substitution. Explore the mechanism of this reaction, the effects of activating and deactivating groups, and the stability of the different resonance structures. Can you help create the perfect perfume?
Take dive inside a mitochondrion to learn all about the electron transport chain (ETC) and pass on your findings to the basketball team so they can learn too!
Observe how we can monitor and better understand respiration by a method known as Respirometry. Learn the effects of exercise of respiration by observing glucose levels and oxygen consumption through a model organism: a mouse.
Learn about the Mendelian inheritance of double muscling in cattle. Find the responsible gene using linkage analysis and learn how mutation in this gene alters gene expression resulting in double muscled cattle.
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.
Learn about the atomic structure of the elements and investigate the properties of element samples from an exoplanet to assess whether life on it is a possibility. Find out what differentiates an atom from an ion and define the isotopes of an element.
Visit a research station in Antarctica and help the researcher Nicolas explore bacteria in melting water. Uncover the features that are necessary for bacterial survival and compare these to other bacteria living elsewhere.
Life is hard when you need to constantly work to maintain your body temperature and keep your energy levels in check. Think like a gecksi, make wise choices and try to keep the gecksi alive in three challenging environments!
Learn about the main biomes on Earth and where they are located with our new Biome Generator. You will be able to adjust different parameters to build your own biome and observe the result of your changes instantly!
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