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UCF welcomes faculty, staff, and students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. For information and resources related to BlendFlex and Remote instruction, please refer to UCF Keep Teaching (for faculty) and UCF Keep Learning (for students) pages. Additionally, be sure to review Our Promise to Support the UCF Community and see how everyone at the Division of Digital Learning is here to support our Knights.

Virtual Labs: In these labs, real experiments are virtualized or simulated and students can access them online.

Remote Labs: These types of labs enable faculty and students to access equipment and/or computers via the internet to perform experiments and laboratory tasks without being in the physical lab space.

UCF Apps: These apps allow access to desktop software that is typically available only in campus computer labs or by purchasing and installing software on a student PC remotely.

Virtual Labs/Interactive Activities

Online Resources for Science Laboratories (POD) – Remote Teaching

Note: Google sheet links to additional resources, below are some highlights


Physical Anthropology Virtual Lab

Note: Article provides a contact to receive the free virtual lab


American Museum of Natural History


Paleontological Research Institution Learning Resources

Note: lists various resources by audience and topic


3D Molecular Designs


Online Chemistry Resources


InSpark Virtual Chem Lab


Drawing Chemical Structures


CASIO – Math Resources

Note: links to resources including ClassPad.net, emulator calculator, and activities, available through August 31, 2020


Good Calculators

Note: Provides a variety of online calculators, such as math and statistics, engineering, and conversion calculators.


Musical Sound Waves (Physics)


PsyToolkit


MERLOT Virtual Labs


Exploratorium Learning Toolbox


Space Station Explorers

Note: activities related to the International Space Station available for high school and up


LabXchange

Labs/Simulations That Include a Cost

BeyondLabz

Note: Completely interactive virtual labs. They have preset labs with worksheets or you can customize your own lab activities. If interested, we can arrange a demo, but this will also carry a cost.


Labster


Late Nite Labs

Note: Simulations on Biology and Chemistry


Nanome

Note: 3D virtual space


Pivot Interactives

Note: Subjects on Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, & Physics


PraxiLabs


Multisim

Note: Free subscription available with limited options, or a premium access subscription for additional features.


MATLAB


GRANTA EduPack


COMSOL


Chem101


ChemDraw


Model Science Software


Mestrelab Research Chemistry Software


Spartan Student


Gas Chromatography Simulation & Optimization Software


WOLFRAM Mathematica


Bio-Rad


ArcGIS Enterprise on Microsoft Azure


SPSS Software


STATA


NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis


SimBio


Visible Body

Note: The Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab) coordinated with Visible Body to provide demonstrations for faculty to view the apps and content of their courseware to decide if it would be useful in the development of course content for the upcoming semesters. You can view these past recordings of the July 28th demo and the July 29th demo and can contact the iLab@ucf.edu if you have any questions.


BIODIGITAL – 3D Visual Anatomy

Video Demos

Linkedin Learning


JoVE Education Videos

Note: In an effort to aid student learning during remote instruction, UCF has invested in a one-year subscription to JoVE Science Education using money from the Cares Act. This collection of STEM based videos and demonstrations covers a range of topics from psychology, to engineering, to clinical skills. The collection is available for all faculty and you can visit the UCF Library Faculty Support page for steps on how to access JoVE from the UCF Library. For more information on adding JoVE content into your course, visit the Getting Started with JoVE page.


PBS LearningMedia


Alexander Street


NOVA PBS


Khan Academy


Digital Labs Techniques Manual

Note: Series of video demonstrations of common lab technique


NC State Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories – S.M.A.R.T. Lab Videos


Smithsonian Channel


National Geographic


LabXchange

Note: includes subjects such as chemistry, biological sciences, and physics


Space Foundation


Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation – Videos & Documentaries


C-SPAN Classroom

Note: sign up for free to access the free resources, politics and government related

Lab Kits/Remote Labs

Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Labs

Note: Although not fully remote, it provides research and resources on various labs for these topics


Hands-On Labs – Customizable Lab Kit


Carolina


eScience Labs


Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip


Entomology


iOLab Wireless Lab System

Note: will require a cost for students to rent and predominantly used for Physics.

University, Agency, or Organization Resources

UCF Library Resources


UCF Subject Librarians


UCF Library Academic Resources during COVID-19 Situation


UCF Apps


SAGE Research Methods


SAGE Research Methods Videos


BCcampus Virtual Labs and Science Resources

Note: Provides resources on astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth & environmental science, math, and physics.


Arizona State University – Virtual Field Trips


Review for ACS Exam

Note: Chemistry resource, Canvas website of modules on various topics, including pre- and post-quizzes. Must sign up for a Canvas Account (free) and be granted access to view.


Washington University Chemistry Diagnostic Exam


PhysPort

Note: Log in required, but it is free


Cornell Physics Lab Learning Objective


The University of British Columbia – Sample Experiments


Scientific Abilities


Vernier Remote Learning Solutions


UCLA Resources List

Tips for Recording Your Labs

Follow these tips from CDL for recording and uploading your own labs onto a video platform: https://cdl.ucf.edu/teach/resources/diy-video/


Refer to this technology guide from OIR on media production software to compare what may work best for your recording needs: https://oir.ucf.edu/media-technology-guide/


Refer to the Zoom FAQs if you record your own lab with Zoom: https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/webcourses/zoom/faqs/

Additional Resources

How to Rethink Science Lab Classes article: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/04/08/five-objectives-online-science-labs-lend-themselves-virtual-teaching-opinion


Lincoln, J. (2018). Five smartphone experiments that don’t need apps. The Physics Teacher, 56, 652. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.5080595


Holmes, N. & Wleman, C. (2018). Introductory physics labs: We can do better. Physics Today, 71(1), 38. https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.3816


Top 10 Online Psychology Experiments (article): https://psychcentral.com/blog/top-ten-online-psychology-experiments/


Virtual Anthropology textbook: https://www.virtual-anthropology.com/

Note: Not free


UCF Pressbooks – Anthropology textbook: https://pressbooks.online.ucf.edu/ant2000/


OpenStax (OER textbooks)


Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry by William Reusch: https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/virttxtjml/intro1.htm


WolframAlpha Integral Calculator: https://www.wolframalpha.com/calculators/integral-calculator/


Omni Calculator: https://www.omnicalculator.com/


Psychology Teaching Resources: https://psychology.missouristate.edu/webresources.htm


MCAT Exam Prep: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/whats-mcat-exam/


stemCONNECT: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/flstemconnect

Note: offers a free video library of recorded presentations led by Florida-based experts who talk about the applications of STEM in various high-tech careers