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The core values of the OpenSTEM Labs are:
- Inclusivity: accessible at any time from any place by anyone.
- Pedagogy: interactive and collaborative investigations enable individual and group working for student-led or tutor-led active learning.
- Veracity: users work with real data, derived from real equipment.
- Authenticity: the labs feature bespoke teaching tools, industrial grade equipment and research grade instruments, each in their home environment.
Courtesy of BCCampus. Blog post on how this list was developed: https://bccampus.ca/2020/06/18/spoiled-for-choice-virtual-labs-for-science-education SEE ALSO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mv0EyCw2QeFIpW5P5qNR5EWdcM4pPpLPRnBDHMfaxgQ/edit#
Materials Science resources
- A library of approximately 74 Teaching and Learning Packages covering a range of topics in Materials Science
- A library of 5 Lecture Demonstration
-Packages demonstrating simple principles of Materials Science
-A library of almost 900 micrographs
-A library of over 150 short videos
-A small library of standalone simulations
Library subscription. Not open access.
JoVE is a platform for online journals that provide peer-reviewed videos and articles on scientific experiments. The library currently subscribes to the behavior, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, immunology and infection, medicine, and neuroscience sections.
Library subscription. Not open access.
Springer Nature Experiments is a set of peer-reviewed, reproducible procedures or protocols for scientific experiments in the life sciences with step-by-step instructions in HTML and PDF and some streaming videos. 1980s-present.
Covers the transmission of real-time video and audio for internet experimentation. Provides detailed descriptions of how the various hardware and software systems can be seamlessly integrated for a complete internet remote experimentation system. Contains examples of real working experiments that are currently running.
Free but login is required.
This slide collection includes one set of slides with brown and white adipose tissue from normal or cold-adapted rats. It illustrates the development of brown (thermogenic) adipose tissue in cold-adapted animals.
Gametes of sea urchins yield exceptional experiences in the classroom; teachers and students alike are riveted by being able to observe fertilization, cell division and embryonic development. The gametes are easy to use, the developmental stages are readily seen with the microscope and the rapidity of fertilization and early cell divisions allows the student to ask questions and obtain answers within the bounds of a normal classroom schedule. The goal of this project is to make these remarkable embryos readily accessible through development of inquiry based lessons, available on a freely-accessible, open access website. Students can then move beyond the early embryo, and explore how scientists study sea urchins to understand larval development and metamorphosis, community ecology, pollution in the marine environment and biological evolution.
Currently providing 90 samples totaling over 62 gigapixels of image data. The Virtual Microscope, which is available for free download supports functionality from electron, light, and scanning probe microscopes, datasets for these instruments, training materials to learn more about microscopy, and other related tools. The project is open source and the code is available on Sourceforge.
Project Jupyter exists to develop open-source software, open-standards, and services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages. JupyterLab is a web-based interactive development environment for Jupyter notebooks, code, and data. JupyterLab is flexible: configure and arrange the user interface to support a wide range of workflows in data science, scientific computing, and machine learning.
If you do experimental research, then eLabFTW is for you. Whatever your field is. It is also well suited for universities, tinkerers or biotech companies. eLabFTW is powered by PHP/MySQL in Docker containers. It should be installed on a server. One install can be for a team, or the whole institution. You can also install it on your computer just for yourself.