Pipetting: Selecting and Using Micropipettes
Learn how to handle micropipettes, which are one of the most important pieces of laboratory equipment. Get ready to show off your pipetting skills for those technical microscale experiments when you enter the lab for the first time.
- High School
- University / College
About This Simulation
This short, targeted simulation is adapted from the full-length “Pipetting: Master the technique” simulation.
Micropipettes are the extended arms of every aspiring scientist. In this simulation, you will be introduced to the basics of pipetting as you dive right into trying your new skill out in the lab. Step by step, you will learn how to adjust the volume on the P20, P200, and P1000 pipette, use the two ‘stops’ of the plunger and find out which pipette to use for which volume range. You will also learn some tricks about pipetting more accurately in the microliter range. Will you be able to select the correct micropipette when you are given the challenge to do so?
Try out the P1000 Micropipette
After your introduction, you will be able to get hands-on experience with the P1000 micropipette, exploring all its parts and functions. While selecting the right pipette tip to P1000, you will also learn the importance of sterile work. You will get to explore the measuring range of a calibrated P1000 pipette by using the thumbwheel and practice aspirating and dispensing by adding a common buffer to a fresh microcentrifuge tube.
Become a master of pipetting
You will learn about the benefits of microscale experimentation to understand why micropipettes are essential instruments for laboratory work. In our virtual labs, we use air-displacement pipettes that aspirate and dispense liquid samples. For the best pipetting technique, you will first learn about the two stops on the plunger, the measurement ranges of P20, P200, and P1000 pipettes and interpret the volume display of micropipettes. This knowledge is essential if you want to accurately and precisely measure small volumes in a laboratory setting.
Select the correct micropipette Finally, you will be presented with a challenge to choose the correct micropipette for a hypothetical task. Will you be able to decide between the P20, P200, or the P1000 for the most accurate pipetting?
Explore Pipetting: Selecting and Using Micropipettes Virtual Lab Simulation
How do virtual labs work?
Engage students in science through interactive learning scenarios. Simulate experiments, train lab techniques, and teach theory through visual experiences that enhance long-term learning outcomes.
250+ Web-based simulations that can be played on laptops and tablets without installing any software
Teacher dashboard to automate grading and track student progress
Embedded quizzes to help students master science content
Library of learning resources, lab reports, videos, theory pages, graphics and more
Get started now!
You can explore and assign simulations to your students right away.
- Access to over 250 Labster simulations for free.
- Exclusive educator access to all of Labster Course Manager content.
- 30 days for free, no credit card needed.
- Invite your students to play simulations and get their feedback.
Integrate with your LMS
Labster integrates with all major LMS (Learning Management Systems) so that educators can use their gradebooks to track students’ performance data and students can keep a record of their work.