About Virtual Labs for Physics

Inspire students to grasp complex material and build confidence with immersive virtual labs. Labster simulations use gamification to ground science in real world scenarios, while putting students in the lab coats of scientists, with the keys to a multi-million dollar experience, all in one place.

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"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

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“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

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“Labster allows a dynamic visualization of chemical reactions so that students can practice and better understand these concepts.”

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Stirling University

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“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

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Applications of Buoyancy: floatation

Physics

Applications of Buoyancy: floatation

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.

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Basic Electricity: Understand how electricity works

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Basic Electricity: Understand how electricity works

Help the scientists get electricity back in their lab by understanding how electricity works.

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Collisions: Elastic and inelastic forces

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Collisions: Elastic and inelastic forces

Join Dr. One and Isaac Newton at the pool table to learn about momentum conservation and elastic and inelastic collisions.

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Conservation of Energy: maximize the mechanical energy of a rollercoaster

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Conservation of Energy: maximize the mechanical energy of a rollercoaster

Apply the concept of conservation of energy to make the Labster roller coaster ride faster and more exciting. Calculate potential, kinetic and mechanical energy using the formula board to determine how to best improve the roller coaster track.

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Coulomb's law: Electrifying Electrostatics

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Coulomb's law: Electrifying Electrostatics

Experiment with tensions and charges to uncover the secrets of Coulomb's law, the cornerstone of electrostatics.

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Electrical Resistance: Apply Ohm's law to simple circuits

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Electrical Resistance: Apply Ohm's law to simple circuits

Build your own resistor to repair a broken radio.

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Electromagnetic Spectrum (Principles): Uses and dangers of electromagnetic waves

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Electromagnetic Spectrum (Principles): Uses and dangers of electromagnetic waves

Discover what types of radiation make up the electromagnetic spectrum and the uses and dangers of each type.

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Fission: Discover a powerful energy source

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Fission: Discover a powerful energy source

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.

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Forces and Free-body Diagrams: Learn how to navigate a drone

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Forces and Free-body Diagrams: Learn how to navigate a drone

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.

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Fusion: The Future of Energy

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Fusion: The Future of Energy

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.

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Introduction to Radioactive Decay

Chemistry

Introduction to Radioactive Decay

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.

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Law of Universal Gravitation: Use gravity to orbit the moon

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Law of Universal Gravitation: Use gravity to orbit the moon

Learn the basics of gravitation by weighing the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton and observe the Law of Universal Gravitation in action by changing the mass of the Earth. Travel in space and perform a thought experiment about orbits.

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Light and Polarization: Learn from Einstein the properties of light

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Light and Polarization: Learn from Einstein the properties of light

Learn how to use polarizing filters like real photographers do. Albert Einstein will help you shed light on the fascinating world of electromagnetic waves by playing with lasers, mirrors & polarizing filters.

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Magnetic Fields

Physics

Magnetic Fields

Learn about magnets and magnetic fields in Labster's magnetism lab and use your knowledge to solve puzzles and capture an unruly rover.

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Materials Science with Neutrons: Observe what happens inside a battery!

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Materials Science with Neutrons: Observe what happens inside a battery!

Perform neutron diffraction and quasi-elastic neutron scattering experiments at a research facility while helping a group of scientists in the Arctic. Observe the structure of atomic layers inside a battery and see how some atoms move when it discharges.

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Measurements and Uncertainty

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Measurements and Uncertainty

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.

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Newton's First Law of Motion: Balanced and unbalanced forces

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Newton's First Law of Motion: Balanced and unbalanced forces

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.

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Newton's Law of Gravitation: Mathematical expression of gravitational force

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Newton's Law of Gravitation: Mathematical expression of gravitational force

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.

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Newton's Laws of Motion: Understand active and passive safety in motorsports

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Newton's Laws of Motion: Understand active and passive safety in motorsports

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.

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Newton's Second Law of Motion: Speed and Acceleration

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Newton's Second Law of Motion: Speed and Acceleration

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.

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Propagation of Sound: Help a rock star tune their guitar!

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Propagation of Sound: Help a rock star tune their guitar!

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!

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Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering

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Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering

Perform quasi-elastic neutron scattering experiments at a research facility while helping a group of scientists in the Arctic. Observe the structure of atomic layers inside a battery and see how some atoms move when it discharges.

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Springs and Masses (Principles): Learn how to detect and record earthquakes

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Springs and Masses (Principles): Learn how to detect and record earthquakes

Become a spring oscillation master and help determine the magnitude and epicenter of an earthquake using just a mass and a spring.

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Springs and Masses: Learn how to detect and record earthquakes

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Springs and Masses: Learn how to detect and record earthquakes

Become a spring oscillation master and help determine the magnitude and epicenter of an earthquake using just a mass and a spring.

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The Gravitational Field: The aliens are coming

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The Gravitational Field: The aliens are coming

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.

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The Photoelectric Effect: How Solar Panels Generate Renewable Energy

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The Photoelectric Effect: How Solar Panels Generate Renewable Energy

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.

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Vectors and Scalars: Guide two astronauts on a mission to Mars

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Vectors and Scalars: Guide two astronauts on a mission to Mars

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.

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Wave Model of Light (Principles): Use reflection and refraction to take photos

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Wave Model of Light (Principles): Use reflection and refraction to take photos

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.

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What are waves?

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What are waves?

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.

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Why Labster?

Labster’s immersive virtual labs are proven to engage students in science, reduce dropout rates, decrease overhead, and improve learning outcomes.

Labster helps teachers increase their students’ knowledge and test scores.

Labster helps teachers increase their students’ knowledge and test scores.

Research shows that low-knowledge students improve the most after using Labster, with a 24% increase in their test scores.

Source: BMC Study

80% of students said Labster made them more likely to continue enrolling in STEM classes.

80% of students said Labster made them more likely to continue enrolling in STEM classes.

Over 50% of first-year STEM students in the United States either change their majors or fail to earn their degree.

Source: LXD Study

90% of students agreed that Labster provided opportunities for additional lab practice.

90% of students agreed that Labster provided opportunities for additional lab practice.

Undergraduate students typically require more time to complete lab experiments than provided.

Source: LXD Study

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