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Virtual Laboratory Resources

Category: Working with sources

Purpose: General Interest

Audience(s): Faculty, Graduate student, Undergraduate student

E-Books and Articles



Video Databases

By Subject


  • Virtual Microscope - Basics of microscope use trainings and animations.
  • MyVRScope - Immersive microscopy Virtual Reality (VR) lab ecosystem, where students and faculty access microbiology content lab activities on-demand using VR headsets. myVRscope leverages a virtual 3D photorealistic compound light microscope for learner activities and integrates the user experience with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab instructor - Dr. Beaker for support & guidance.
  • Online Labs in Biology - A list of freely available online biology lab resources, including microscopy, genetics and life science.
  • Virtual Labs Biology Collection - National Science Teaching Association


Mathematics and Physics

Other Free-to-Use Resources

  • MIT Open Lab Resources - Numerous general scientific laboratory experiences demonstrated.
  • Merlot Simulation Collection - The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) at the California State University has collected descriptions and links to a huge number of simulations, with peer review ratings and comments, and information on their appropriateness for various levels.
  • Interactive Simulations in OASIS - Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry & Biology
  • Libre - Online textbooks platform
  • LabXchange - Simulations for physical sciences and health. Interactives for Biological Sciences and Scientific Process. Additional interactive animations available in numerous scientific disciplines.

Open Education Resources (OER)

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