Labster and OpenStax Alignment Guide

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Expanding Equitable Learning in Science

Labster and OpenStax are partnering to make science more engaging and accessible. We’ve made it easier to design a course syllabus that engages students while increasing affordability and program sustainability with open educational resources (OER).

Our Labster-OpenStax alignments offer a quick and easy way to match course topics with OpenStax chapters and relevant Labster science simulations. Educators can use the two resources together to create a more comprehensive package of high-quality and engaging teaching resources for their science students at the college, university, and high school levels.

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Labster and OpenStax Alignments

Discover how Labster simulations can align with each OpenStax textbook below. In cases where a virtual lab simulation covers multiple topics, it has been included in each chapter where it may be relevant for student learning.

Chemistry 2e

Essential Ideas

Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

Composition of Substances and Solutions

Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions

Thermochemistry

Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry

Advanced Theories of Covalent Bonding

Gases

Liquids and Solids

Solutions and Colloids

Kinetics

Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts

Acid-Base Equilibria

Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes

Thermodynamics

Electrochemistry

Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals

Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Nuclear Chemistry

Chemistry 2e, Atoms First

Essential Ideas

Atoms, Molecules, and Ions

Composition of Substances and Solutions

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry

Advanced Theories of Bonding

Composition of Substances and Solutions

Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions

Gases

Thermochemistry

Liquids and Solids

Solutions and Colloids

Thermodynamics

Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts

Acid-Base Equilibria

Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes  

Electrochemistry

Kinetics

Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals

Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry

Nuclear Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Structure and Bonding

Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases

Organic Compounds: Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry

Organic Compounds: Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry

Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers

An Overview of Organic Reactions

Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity

Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis

Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis

Organohalides

Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations

Structure Determination: Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy

Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Conjugated Compounds and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

Benzene and Aromaticity

Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

Alcohols and Phenols

Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides

Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions

Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles

Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions

Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions

Carbonyl Condensation Reactions

Amines and Heterocycles

Biomolecules: Carbohydrates

Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

Biomolecules: Lipids

Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids

The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways

Orbitals and Organic Chemistry: Pericyclic Reactions

Synthetic Polymers

Biology 2e

Unit 1. The Chemistry of Life

The Study of Life

The Chemical Foundations of Life

Biological Macromolecules

Unit 2. The Cell

Cell Structure

Structures and Functions of Plasma Membranes

Metabolism

Cellular Respiration

Photosynthesis

Cell Communication

Cell Reproduction

Unit 3. Genetics

Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Mendel's Experiments and Heredity

Modern Understandings of Inheritance

DNA Structure and Function

Genes and Proteins

Gene Expression

Biotechnology and Genomics

Unit 4. Evolutionary Processes

Evolution and the Origin of Species Introduction

The Evolution of Populations

Phylogenies and the History of Life

Unit 5. Biological Diversity

Viruses

Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea

Protists

Fungi

Seedless Plants

Seed Plants

Introduction to Animal Diversity

Invertebrates

Vertebrates

Unit 6. Plant Structure and Function

Plant Form and Physiology

Soil and Plant Nutrition

Plant Reproduction

Unit 7. Animal Structure and Function

The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function

Animal Nutrition and Digestive Systems

The Nervous System

Sensory Systems

The Endocrine System

The Musculoskeletal System

The Respiratory System

The Circulatory System

Osmotic Regulation and Excretion

The Immune System

Animal Reproduction and Development

Unit 8. Ecology

Ecology and the Biosphere

Population and Community Ecology

Ecosystems

Conservation Biology and Biodiversity

Anatomy & Physiology

Unit 1. Levels of Organization

An Introduction to the Human Body

The Chemical Level of Organization

The Cellular Level of Organization

Cell Membrane and Transport: Learn how transporters keep cells healthy

The Tissue Level of Organization

Unit 2. Support and Movement

The Integumentary System

Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System

Axial Skeleton

Appendicular Skeleton

Joints

Muscle Tissue

The Muscular System

Unit 3. Regulation, Integration, and Control

The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue

Anatomy of the Nervous System

The Somatic Nervous System

The Autonomic Nervous System

The Neurological Exam

The Endocrine System

Unit 4. Fluids and Transport

The Cardiovascular System: Blood

The Cardiovascular System: The Heart

The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation

The Lymphatic and Immune System

Unit 5. Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange

The Respiratory System

The Digestive System

Metabolism and Nutrition

The Urinary System

Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

The Reproductive System

Development and Inheritance

Microbiology

An Invisible World

How We See the Invisible World

The Cell

Prokaryotic Diversity

The Eukaryotes of Microbiology

Acellular Pathogens

Microbial Biochemistry

Microbial Metabolism

Microbial Growth

Biochemistry of the Genome

Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics

Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics

Control of Microbial Growth

Antimicrobial Drugs

Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

Disease and Epidemiology

Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses

Adaptive Specific Host Defenses

Diseases of the Immune System

Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response

Skin and Eye Infections

Respiratory System Infections

Urogenital System Infections

Digestive System Infections

Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections

Nervous System Infections

AP Biology

The Study of Life

The Chemical Foundation of Life

Biological Macromolecules

Cell Structure

Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes

Metabolism

Cellular Respiration

Photosynthesis

Cell Communication

Cell Reproduction

Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction

Mendel's Experiments and Heredityt

Modern Understandings of Inheritance

DNA Structure and Function

Genes and Proteins

Gene Expression

Biotechnology and Genomics

Evolution and the Origin of Species Introduction

The Evolution of Populations

Phylogenies and the History of Life

Viruses  

Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archea

Plant Structure and Function

The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function

Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System

The Nervous System

Sensory System

The Endocrine System

The Muscoskeletal System

The Respiratory System

The Circulatory System

Osmotic Regulation and Excretion

The Immune System

Animal Reproduction and Development

Ecology and the Biosphere

Population and Community Ecology

Ecosystems

Conservation Biology and Biodiversity

AP Physics

Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics

Kinematics

Two-Dimensional Kinematics  

Dynamics: Force and Newton's Laws of Motion

Further Applications of Newton's Laws: Friction, Drag, and Elasticity  

Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation

Work, Energy, and Energy Resources

Linear Momentum and Collisions

Statics and Torque

Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum

Fluid Statics

Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications

Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws

Heat and Heat Transfer Methods

Thermodynamics

Oscillatory Motion and Waves

Physics of Hearing

Electric Charge and Electric Field

Electric Potential and Electric Field  

Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law

Circuits and DC Instruments

Magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies

Electromagnetic Waves

Geometric Optics

Vision and Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Special Relativity

Quantum Physics

Atomic Physics

Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics

Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics

Particle Physics

Frontiers of Physics

Physics High School

What is Physics?

Motion in one dimension

Acceleration

Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion

Motion in two dimensions

Circular and rotational motion

Newton's Law of Gravitation

Momentum

Work, energy and simple machines

Special relativity

Thermal energy, heat and work

Thermodynamics

Waves and their properties

Sound

Light

Mirrors and lenses

Diffraction and Interference

Static Electricity

Electrical circuits

Magnetism

The Quantum Nature of Light

The Atom

Particle Physics

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