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.
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.
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
A Review to Weigh the Pros and Cons of Online, Remote, and Distance Science Laboratory Experience