Teaching During COVID-19
Online Lab Resources and Activities
AfricanFossils.org – Virtual Lab of Fossils from Lake Turkana in East Africa.
BioInteractive – Data-rich activities, case studies, high-quality videos, and interactive media for Biology.
Complete Anatomy – A 3D anatomy platform, refined over 15 years of research of anatomical papers, classic textbooks, and scan data
Inspark – Textbook replacements, labs, lessons, simulations, and projects. Many are open-licensed.
MorphoSource – 3D Skeletal Materials from Duke University – many are open-licensed
Pivot Interactives – interactive videos for physics, chemistry, biology, etc.
PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations
Visible Body – Virtual Anatomy to See Inside the Human Body
Tiny Earth Digital Labs and Activities
JoVE | Peer Reviewed Scientific Video Journal – Methods and Protocols – free access to STEM education video library to aid remote teaching & learning
MERLOT -A vast collection of OERs maintained by California State University. Online learning and support materials and content creation tools
Labs, Studio, or Fieldwork Courses portion of the Instructional Continuity plan compiled by Notre Dame University and the Science Labs portion of Teaching Remotely by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.
What is Connect® Virtual Labs?
LabXchange – Exposes learners to fundamental concepts and lab techniques essential to the field of biotechnology. Developed by Harvard.
Immersive Learning Experiences – Microscopy lab utilizing virtual and augmented reality
ChemCollective – general chemistry courseware (including virtual labs) free for COVID-19 impacted institutions
- Explore – A collection of nearly 100 live webcams
- Houston Zoo– Giraffe, gorilla, elephant, leaf cutter ants, rhinos, and chimps
- San Diego Zoo’s Ape Cam
- Tucson’s Reid Park Zoocams – Elephant, giraffe, grizzly bear, lemur, lion
Resources for Teaching Your Chemistry Class Online: A Free to Read Collection from the American Chemical Society & the ACS Division of Chemical Education
Articles about Online Labs
How to quickly (and safely) move a lab course online
STEM Online Teaching Resources
Considerations for Lab-based Courses
How to Rethink Science Lab Classes
Successful Integration of Face-to-Face Bootcamp Lab Courses in a Hybrid Online STEM Program
HOW VIRTUAL LABS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING SCIENCE EDUCATION
THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE LAB: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR LAB COURSE REDESIGN
A Review to Weigh the Pros and Cons of Online, Remote, and Distance Science Laboratory Experience
Online Science Labs: The Best Way to Learn Science is to Do Science
Biology Teaching in the Time of COVID-19: How to Transfer to Online Learning
Teaching STEM Labs Online: Reflections from IU Instructors
Diversity and Inclusion in the Online Classroom
Options for Virtual Labs and Simulations for Laboratory Based Courses
The North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO)
Online Resources for Science Laboratories
Moving Science Labs Online: Instructional, Student Services, and Shared College Resource Information
UW System Alliance for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advancement in STEM
UW Oshkosh Campus
Halsey Science Center, Room 121
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IDEAS Alliance is accepting visitors by appointment only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to schedule an appointment.