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Online Resources for Migration to Remote or Virtual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Labs
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Link to Community Page w/ Updated List of Simulations & Virtual Labs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18iVSIeOqKjj58xcR8dYJS5rYvzZ4X1UGLWhl3brRzCM/htmlview
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SubjectWebsiteWebsite URLDescriptionAccess (open, limited, at cost)Registration or membership requiredAdditional notes
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1ALLEduMediahttps://www.edumedia-sciences.com/en/node/105-globalsimulations by subjectat cost*yes
*Free during Corvid-19 with special username and passowrd -https://www.edumedia-sciences.com/en/c28-edumedia-supports-schools-and-learners-affected-by-coronavirus
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2ALLEduWebLabshttp://eduweblabs.com/
online laboratory - guides for students beside simulator (labs, exercises, drills, tutorials)
at costno**Subscriptions to Eduweblabs are no longer available.**
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3ALLGizmos
https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspResourceCatalog
online simulations with instructor guides, prompts for students
Limited*yes*free 60 day trial*
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Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
https://www.jove.com
Peer-reviewed science technique videos with protocols
Openyes
free with UCLA Library VPN//Science education videos for students: https://www.jove.com/science-education-library
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5ALLLabsterhttps://www.labster.com/simulations/simulations + short lesson/learning objectivesat costyesaccessed through BB
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6ALLMERLOT
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/materials.htm?keywords=&anyKeyWords=false&title=&url=&description=&community=3017&category=&language=&materialType=Simulation&technicalFormat=&audience=&lmsType=&_cost=&_copyright=&_compliant=&_codeAvailable=&contributorName=&
collection of virtual labs in a variety of science disciplines; filtered by simulation
Openno (log in)
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7ALLMolecular Workbenchhttp://mw.concord.org/modeler/simulations + lesson guides for studentsOpennoNeed Java 5
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8ALLNextGen Molecular Workbenchhttp://mw.concord.org/nextgen/OpennoBrowser based
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9ALLOASIS Interactive Simulations Search
https://oasis.geneseo.edu/basic_search.php?type=Interactive%20Simulation
Search engine to find simulations in physics, chemistry, math and biology
Openno
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10ALLOnlineLabScihttps://onlinelabsci.keeganslw.com/resources.html
Links to resources (take home labs, online labs, simulations)
Openno
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11ALLPhet Interactive Simulationshttps://phet.colorado.edu/
simulations + faculty resources: activites, questions to ask students
OpennoAdobe Flash Player, Java or others (depending on simulation)
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12ALLPraxilabshttps://praxilabs.com/en/virtual-labs
simulations with prompts embedded to walk students through lab
Openyes
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13ALLScience Buddies- at home labs
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/high-school
At home labs for studentsOpen no
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
Case studies across disciplines and at multiple educational levels
LimitedyesStudent materials free, register/pay for access to instructor materials
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15ALLWiley Plushttps://www.wileyplus.com
has interactive materials for many subjects including LMS integration
At Cost*yes
*free if you register and state that you are using it due to coronavirus interruptions
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16ALLWOLFRAM Demonstrations Projecthttps://demonstrations.wolfram.com/topics.phpMostly math, physical science, and life science.Openyes
Largely BY-NC-SA 3.0. See terms for details. In order to view or edit downloaded Demonstrations download appropriate Wolfram Player or a Wolfram Language desktop interface."
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116ALLopenstax
https://openstax.org/blog/openstax-allies-offer-free-access-learning-technology-courses-move-online-spring?utm_source=Pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=partner+free+access+spring2020
Open education resourceOpenno
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Virtual Labs (Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development)
http://vlab.co.in/
collection of science and engineering virtual labs from various institutions in India
Opennosome are Flash-based
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113ALLLabs Landhttps://labsland.com/enremote access to real labsAt Cost*yes
*Free till summer 2020 due to covid-19* Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology
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114ALLOpenhttp://vlab.amrita.edu/index.phpRealistic virtual lab animationOpenyes
biotech, bioengineering, chemistry, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, cybersecurity
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120ALLUniversity of Texas Librarieshttps://guides.lib.utexas.edu/stemdata/sourcesLinks to open or free STEM data sourcesOpenno
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17Anatomy and PhysiologyFox Valley Tech Collegehttps://library.fvtc.edu/NursingAssistant/VirtualList of virtual dissection programsOpenno
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18Anatomy and PhysiologyVirtual Anatomy Playlists
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJzco_RimSMKvH7sg7TWoGw/playlists
Openno
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19Anatomy and Physiology
Whitman College Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection
https://www.whitman.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/biology/virtual-pig
supplement to laboratory dissections exploring introductory mammalian anatomy and physiology
Openno
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20AstronomyNAAP Astronomy Labshttp://astro.unl.edu/naap/
Online simulations including curricular materials across introductory astronomy topics such as sky motion, stars, and blackbody emission
Openno
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21AstronomyStellariumhttps://stellarium.org/Software to simulate a planetarium on a computerOpenno
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88Astronomy
Astro Simulations, from the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning
https://ccnmtl.github.io/astro-simulations/
HTML5 implementation of several of the NAAP simulations.
Openno
Written in Flash, however, Windows and Mac installable versions available at https://astro.unl.edu/downloads/
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89Astronomy
Astro Simulations, from the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning
https://ccnmtl.github.io/astro-simulations/
HTML5 implementation of several of the NAAP simulations.
Openno
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107AstronomySDSS Skyserver projectshttp://skyserver.sdss.org/dr16/en/proj/projhome.aspx
Activities to examine many topics in astronomy including H-R diagram, spectroscopy, galaxy classification, Hubble's Law and others.
Openno
Have students use actual data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey to engage in astronomy laboratory exercises.
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127AstronomySDSS Skyserver projectshttp://skyserver.sdss.org/dr16/en/proj/projhome.aspx
Activities to examine many topics in astronomy including H-R diagram, spectroscopy, galaxy classification, Hubble's Law and others.
Openno
Have students use actual data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey to engage in astronomy laboratory exercises.
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22Biochemistry
BASIL (Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Laboratory) Biochemistry Consortium
https://basilbiochem.github.io/basil/GitHub repository of biochemistry lab experimentsOpenno
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23BiochemistryNanome (Nano Me)https://nanome.ai/
VR Molecular Exploration & Design, VR calculus visualizations
Openyes
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24Biology
Avida-ED Education Tool on Evolution and Science Practices
https://avida-ed.msu.edu/Openno
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25BiologyBiofundamentalshttp://virtuallaboratory.colorado.edu/virtuallabs.htmKlymkowsky & Lundy virtual labsOpennoadobe flash player
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26BiologyBioInteractive - HHMI
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources?f%5B0%5D=resource_type%3A17
virtual laboratories with workshops, handouts and teacher materials
Opennoipad apps
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27BiologyBiologica - the concord consortiumhttp://biologica.concord.org/webtest1/web_labs.htmweb labs and 3D cell renderings to each geneticsOpennoshockwave
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28BiologyCell Collectivehttps://cellcollective.org
research-grade computational modeling and simulation technology that enables life sciences students to learn about biological processes by creating, simulating, and analyzing computer models of various biological systems
see topic list here
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29BiologyDataNuggetshttp://datanuggets.org/
Activities to develop quantitative skills. Undergrad. = Content Level 4
Openno
Digital specifc data nuggets: http://datanuggets.org/digital-data-nuggets/?fbclid=IwAR2QjV62vfiHQ2jrhzZfIODzPhlRjkGbGabQkwZ3qMQhHP9FVOaZ_FOiq6A
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30BiologyEduWebLabshttp://eduweblabs.com/
online laboratory - guides for students beside simulator (labs, exercises, drills, tutorials)
Opennoadobe flash player
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31BiologyEvo-Edhttp://www.evo-ed.org/index.htmIntegrative Evolution Case Studies/Modules/GamesOpenno
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32BiologyGeneral Biology Lab 101http://bio.rutgers.edu/~gb101/virtuallabs_101.htmlonline instruction with walkthroughs and videosOpennoquicktime
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33BiologyGenetics Web Lab Directoryhttp://www2.edc.org/weblabs/WebLabDirectory1.html
click through simulations with embedded cotent (instructions, teacher notes and student isntructions)
Opennoadobe flash player
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34Biology
Interactive Media - Virtual Labs Stanford
http://virtuallabs.stanford.edu/online interactive mediaOpennoadobe flash player
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35BiologyInteractive Video Vignettes (IVVs)https://www.rit.edu/cos/interactive/MINT/ivv-list.phpVision and Change concepts; see full IVV list hereOpennoRochester Institute of Technology
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36BiologyJudith Nuno's AP Biologyhttp://www.jdenuno.com/APBiology/APBIO.htm
simulations, activities, lab protocols + for a few simulations
Opennoadobe for most
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37BiologyLabXchangehttps://www.labxchange.org/library/clusters/abe
fundamental concepts and lab techniques essential to the field of biotechnology; Amgen Biotech/Harvard
OpenAccount requiredCan also curate playlists
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38BiologyLearn Geneticshttps://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
Interactive techniques labs, online lessons in genetics, cell biology, evolution, human health, plants, neuroscience, ecology
OpennoVirtual Labs only: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/
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39BiologyLearn Geneticshttps://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
Interactive techniques labs, online lessons in genetics, cell biology, evolution, human health, plants, neuroscience, ecology
OpennoVirtual Labs only: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/
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40Biology
McGraw-Hill Biology Virtual Laboratory Exercise
https://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs_2K8/
laboratory exercises with instructions, quizzes and report options
OpennoAdode Flash Player
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41BiologyMicrobiology Virtual Labhttps://vlab.amrita.edu/?sub=3&brch=73animations, lessons, simulators, assignmentsOpenyes
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42BiologyMicroscopy Laboratoryhttp://www1.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/virtual microscopeOpennoFlash 6 plugin required
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43BiologyNOVA interactives
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/topic/evolution/?content_type=interactive&sorting=newer
interactive modules for many subjects (and videos)Openno
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44BiologyNSTA Virtual Labs Biology Collection
https://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=ldPT0QtbY/w_E
National Science Teaching Association
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45BiologyShifting biology classes/labs online
https://www.ascb.org/publications-columns/office-hours-with-edcomm/scrambling-to-take-your-biology-class-online-these-resources-can-help/
ASCB Article with links to open-source datasets to bring your labs online
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46BiologySimBio/ Simulated Biologyhttps://simbio.com/
experimentation using realistic simulations of biological systems
Open**yes**cost, KSU temp access??
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47BiologyTeaching Genetics with Dragonshttps://concord.org/teaching-genetics/dragons/genetics game with instructor guides, resourcesOpenyes
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48BiologyVirtual Biology Labs
http://www.classzone.com/books/hs/ca/sc/bio_07/virtual_labs/virtualLabs.html
virtual labs that allow students to save predictions, data, calucations and conclusions from lab
Opennoadobe flash
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49Biology
Virtual Interactive Bacteriology Laboratory
http://learn.chm.msu.edu/vibl/
virtual labs with pre-lab walk through (descriptions, steps, starts)
Opennosome make students do all or some steps
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50BiologyVirtual Laboratoryhttp://virtuallaboratory.colorado.edu/virtuallabs.htm
videos, descriptions, simulations throughout lessons (Water properties, Ecoli, Growth, Mutation, Adaptation)
OpennoAdoble Flash Player required
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51BiologyVirtual Scanning Electron Microscope
https://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/electronmicroscopy/magnify1/index.html
interactive microsope with different samples and ability to chagne focus, contrast, brightness and magnification (curriculum on microscopy available + interactive tutorials)
OpennoJave for interactive tutorials
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52BiologyWhole Froghttps://froggy.lbl.gov/
interactive frog dissection, images, 3D rotatable images, stories, and games
Openno
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90BiologyGelBoxhttp://douglaslab.org/gelbox/
Open Inquiry Simulation of DNA gel electrophoresis (only DNA currently)
Open*Yes*Download program, Mac only!
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91BiologyVirtual Microscopehttp://virtual.itg.uiuc.edu/
virtual microscopes, 90 samples of multi-dimensional, high-resolution image datasets. The Virtual Microscope, 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
Openno
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92BiologyGel Scramblehttps://mdcune.psych.ucla.edu/modules/gelCritical thinking in molecular biologyOpenyes
Students are given protocols and then have to decide which gels fit AND what happened when they don't fit perfectly. Good critical thinking lab.
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93BiologyStarGeneticshttp://star.mit.edu/genetics/
Mendelian genetics cross simulator developed at MIT by biology faculty, researched-trained scientists and technologists at MIT's OEIT. StarGenetics allows students to simulate mating experiments between organisms that are genetically different across a range of traits to analyze the nature of the traits in question. Its goal is to teach students about genetic experimental design and genetic concepts.
Openno
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94BiologyStarGeneticshttp://star.mit.edu/genetics/
Mendelian genetics cross simulator developed at MIT by biology faculty, researched-trained scientists and technologists at MIT's OEIT. StarGenetics allows students to simulate mating experiments between organisms that are genetically different across a range of traits to analyze the nature of the traits in question. Its goal is to teach students about genetic experimental design and genetic concepts.
Openno
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103Biology
Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners: Biodiversity and Conservation Modules
https://ncep.amnh.org
Over free 170 educational teaching modules (including case studies, data exercises, background materials, powerpoints, teacher notes) that are downloadable, modifiable and geared towards undergraduate level (but adaptable)
Open
yes (teachers), no (students)
A great addition to any class that has topics of biodiversity, conservation, and ecology. All materials go through peer-review and are designed with evidence-based teaching techniques in mind. Select materials are published in an online journal, Lessons in Conservation https://ncep.amnh.org/linc
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104BiologyCase It Biology
http://www.caseitproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/RM2017.html
This manual includes case descriptions and instructions for case studies included with the Case It! v7 download.
Openno
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95Cell Bio/GeneticsUCLAhttps://mdcune.psych.ucla.edu/modules/gelOpenno
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53ChemistryChemCollective CMUhttp://chemcollective.org/homeVirtual Labs and SimulationsOpen*no
*Free during Covid-19 /online simulation of a chem lab; by concept and difficulty
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54ChemistryChemReaX (LibreTexts)
https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Ancillary_Materials/Interactive_Applications/ChemReaX%3A_Chemical_Reaction_Simulator
Web App for modeling and simulating chem reactionsAt Cost*yes*Free during Covid-19
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55ChemistryChemSimshttp://chemsims.com/
Evidence based assignments to support several online simulations from PhET and Pearson
Openno
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56ChemistryCk-12 Exploration Serieshttps://interactives.ck12.org/simulations/chemistry.htmleasy to use simulations and walkthroughsfree
sign in via google or account
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57ChemistryGen Chem Interactive Simulationshttp://employees.oneonta.edu/viningwj/sims/Simulations by textchaptersyesNoAdobe Flash Player
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58Chemistry
Gen Chem online Simulations (from J Wiley and Sons)
https://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/simulations.shtml
Electrolyte Solution SimulationYesNoneed Macromedia's free Flash Player
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59Chemistry
goREACT Museum of Science+Industry, Chicago
https://edu.rsc.org/resources/titration-screen-experiment/2077.article
Mobile app to create own virtual chem reactionsyesNoDrag and drop lab using Periodic Table; game format
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Resources by Prof Gary L Bertrand - Simulated Experiments section
http://web.mst.edu/~gbert/links.htmlList of simulated experiments, self-tests and tutorialsYesno
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61ChemistryRoyal Society of Education
http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resources/screen-experiment/titration/experiment/2
Titration Screen ExperimentfreeReg required
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62ChemistryVirtual Chemistry Experimentshttps://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/index.html
Effect of Temp; Joule Experiment; molecular and atomic structure
YesNoJava-Based
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99ChemistryChem1 Virtual Textbookhttp://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html
A resource for General Chemistry aimed mainly at the first-year university level.
Openno
The Chem1 Virtual Textbook is a resource for General Chemistry aimed mainly at the first-year university level. It offers a more comprehensive, organized, and measured approach than is found in most standard textbooks. It should also be accessible to advanced high-school courses, and helpful as review material for students in more advanced courses in chemistry, biology, geology, and engineering.
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Computer Science, Engineering
Zybookshttps://www.zybooks.com/Interactive Textbook for CS and Electrical ENGRAt Cost*yes*Free during Covid-19 - fill out a form for "complimentary access"
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97Environmental Science
The Habitable Planet - Annenburg Learner
https://www.learner.org/series/the-habitable-planet-a-systems-approach-to-environmental-science/
a robust text plus lab simulations + lesson plans (pollution, C cycle, ecosystems), embedded topic movies, interviews w sciencetists, and more
Openno
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98Epidemiologylinked through CDC Epi Infohttp://www.activepi.com/lectures, videos, datasets, activitiesOpenno
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63Geology / GeoscienceClimate and Carbon Cycle Modelshttp://climatemodels.uchicago.edu/University of Chicago
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64Geology / GeoscienceClimate Interactive Modelinghttps://www.climateinteractive.org/tools/MIT Sloan School
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65Geology / GeoscienceEarthquake Simulatorhttp://ds.iris.edu/edu/10.5/
Manipulate length, depth and slip, then predict magnitude and experiment
freenoflash
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66Geology / GeoscienceFinding Lab Activities Online
https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/online/lab_activities.html
a list of online courses/laboratories to teach geologyfreeno
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67Geology / GeoscienceGeology Lab Study Materialshttp://profharwood.x10host.com/GEOL101/Study2.htm
A handful of virtual labs with fillable worksheets/lab reports
freeno
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68Geology / GeoscienceGeology Online Labshttps://www.sciencecourseware.org/GLOL/curricula with virtual earthquake, dating and riverfreenojava or flash
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69Geology / GeoscienceJules Verne Voyagerhttp://jules.unavco.org/VoyagerJr/Earth
manipulate maps of the world to view different features
freeno
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70Geology / GeoscienceNOVA interactives
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/topic/evolution/?content_type=interactive&sorting=newer
interactive modules for many subjects (and videos)freeno
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71Geology / GeoscienceVisualization Collections
https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/visualization/collections.html
Teach the Earth portal
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124Health and Aging
National Health and Aging Trends Study
https://www.nhatsdata.org/Public use data files, but must create loginOpenyes
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72MathMapleSoft MathAppshttps://www.maplesoft.com/products/StudentApps/Interactive Math apps
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73MathPatterns in Naturehttp://polymer.bu.edu/java/short lessons + online simulatorsfreenoJava
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Math, Physics, Engineering
Educational Appletshttp://falstad.com/mathphysics.html
simulations on topics like oscillations, waves, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics.
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