You can start using these flexible learning resources right now
We’re kicking off 2021 by launching new content that makes Labster even more useful as a teaching and learning tool. Our instructors and students now have immediate access to these new online resources:
- Lab manuals for each virtual lab in our catalog
- 3D animated videos describing scientific concepts
- 3 new virtual lab simulations
Lab manuals help students understand what they will be learning in the lab. Every lab manual includes a synopsis, learning objectives, lab techniques, and related theory content, often with colorful diagrams. All 160+ Labster simulations have a lab manual available.
You can share lab manuals with students as-is, or customize them to fit your needs.Each manual is available in a Google Doc format which can be easily downloaded as a .pdf or Word document that can be edited. When you’re satisfied with your lab manual, you can easily share a link to it in your syllabus or learning management system (LMS).
Click here to see the Lab Manual for “Marine Biology”:
Designed to help students visualize scientific phenomena, our new short videos explain and demonstrate key scientific concepts from Labster’s virtual labs using 3D animation.
Each video is a stand-alone resource that you can embed in your LMS or web page just as you would any Youtube video.
Ranging from 1-5 minutes in duration, you can use these short videos to enhance your students’ learning by introducing them to a topic, reinforcing a previous lecture, or providing a high-level overview to prepare them to play a virtual lab simulation. Each animation has been extracted from a full, existing Labster simulation.
3 New Virtual Lab Simulations
We’re announcing the launch of three new Organic Chemistry and Biology simulations:
- Spectrophotometry – Learn the Beer-Lambert law with absorbance experiments
- Build a spectrophotometer
- Operate a spectrophotometer and collect your own data
- Apply the Beer-Lambert Law to your data
- 30 minute length
- Spectrophotometers: Building and exploring the instrument
- This mini simulation is part of the larger “Spectrophotometry” lab
- 10 minute length
- Liquid-liquid Extraction: Extract caffeine from your everyday drinks
- Learn how to extract caffeine as powder from its liquid form
- Master the separatory funnel
- Make mistakes and learn from them as you answer the question: Does a cup of tea contain more caffeine than a cup of coffee?
- 30 minute length
We know you’ll have lots of ideas about how to incorporate these new flexible resources into your curriculum, and we can’t wait to hear about them. Remember:
- Check out the Faculty Resources page for lab manuals and animated videos
- Visit the Simulations page to view our virtual labs
- If you’re not yet a Labster user, we invite you to Talk with Us.
Find out what’s coming next!
Get an overview of Labster’s 2021 product roadmap from Product Manager Mark Fuller.