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Virtual Labs Providers

Free Virtual Labs


MERLOT logoMERLOT welcomes you to series of discipline specific virtual labs experiments and simulations and you can obtain and share teaching tips, exchange ideas with MERLOT community of educators, teaching and learning materials and obtain and share resources outside MERLOT. If you're new to MERLOT, register and become a Member.

Virtual Courseware

virtual couseware project logoThe Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies. The activities are designed to enhance an existing curriculum and include online assessments. They can be used by students ranging from middle school, high school, or college classrooms.

Engineering Expert

Kings Centre  logoAt Engineering Expert you will find a plethora of Open Education Resources (OER) you can learn and develop, as well as share with your students, children and friends. It provides links to free books, virtual lab tools, STEM resources, Open source software, skill development, on-line courses and has a community health section.


King's Centre for Data Visualization

Kings Centre  logoThe King's Centre for Visualization in Science is a research centre of The King's University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada committed to improving the global public understanding of science through research and the creation and dissemination of peer-reviewed interactive electronic learning tools to see and understand science.


NASA - Biological Experiment Laboratory (BioLab)

NASA logoBioLab provides an on-orbit biology laboratory that enables scientists to study the effects of microgravity and space radiation on unicellular and multicellular organisms, including bacteria, insects, protists (simple eukaryotic organisms), seeds, and cells.


Open Text BC database of peer reviewed OER Labs

Open Text BC logoThe BCcampus Open Education Virtual Lab and Science Resource Directory lists free science resources designed to support remote science education. This directory is updated as new resources are identified. Note that, while all resources in this directory are free, not all are open. Resources that carry Creative Commons or otherwise open licences are clearly labelled.


PhET Labs On-line

PhET logoPhET simulations are freely available from the PhET website and are easy to use and incorporate into the classroom. They are written in Java and Flash, and can be run using a standard web browser as long as Flash and Java are installed.


Sakshat Virtual Labs

sakshat logoSakshat Virtual Labs experiments Advanced Virtual Lab is dedicated to the proposition that online laboratories real laboratories accessed through the Internet - can enrich science and engineering education by greatly expanding the range of experiments that students are exposed to in the course of their education. Unlike conventional laboratories, Virtual Labs provide you facility to Perform experiment in 24*7 basis.


Science Fair Adventure

science fair adventure logoScience Fair Adventure is the authority on science fair projects, ideas and experiments. Our comprehensive listings features science fair projects across several distinct categories, including chemistry, physics, biology, and many more. Each project is listed in an easy to follow manner with step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the project.


Virtual Labs

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Explore some of the VIRTUAL LABS ready for use. These set of labs are the Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Under the National Mission on Education through ICT.


Commercial Virtual Labs Vendors

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LabRight by Van Griner Learning

Van Griner Learning Logo LabRight by Van Griner Learning is an all-in-one custom platform for STEM labs that includes 20+ assessment types with auto grading. Incorporate OER, your own material, or ours, or any combination of these to create a high-quality, low-cost teaching tool and student resource for digital or hybrid delivery. We do the work, train, and support you for the life of the course.


Labster Logo Labster is a company dedicated to developing fully interactive advanced lab simulations based on mathematical algorithms that support open-ended investigations. They combine these with gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling and a scoring system which stimulates students' natural curiosity and highlights the connection between science and the real world. In the CSU, Professor Hamadani at San Marcos has recently experimented with the Labster modules in his course.

Smart Science Labs

Smart Science Logo Smart Science Education Inc. (SSEI) has created the world's only online hands-on science "labs," a cloud-delivered service.  This patented system allows students to take their own individual data from prerecorded videos of real experiments and see the data immediately displayed in both tabular and graphical forms.  It also provides built-in pre-exploration assessments, post-exploration assessments, and online activity (lab) reports.  Watch a You-Tube video of Smart Science Online Labs.

eScience Labs

esciencet labs logoeScience Labs Provides students a traditional lab experience geared towards online success. eScience labs are Science lab experiments packaged in a lab kit with virtual lab manuals that many faculty have come to appreciate as a component of the hands-on approach to online learning. For more information see the eScience Labs Product Catalog (PDF)

MacMillian Learning Lab Solutions

macmillian learning las solutions logoMacMillan offers a suite of solutions designed to improved student preparedness, engagement and understanding. Many of their products can be used as is, or customized to provide laboratory faculty the flexibility and choice to craft a solution that fits their teaching approach.


late night labs logoLate Nite Labs (LNL) produces simulation technology for superior science education and training.   We create best-of-class products for high school, college and distance learning programs that enhance the instruction and learning of science subjects. We currently create Web-based chemistry and biology laboratory simulations. The LateNite Virtual Labs - the REACTOR™ and RADIANCE™ lab simulations enable students to grasp concepts and techniques while reducing costs for science instruction providers. Professor Sathianathan's work provides an example of using Late Nite Labs module in her Chemistry course at CSU Fullerton.


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Time to change the way you capture and curate evolving ideas. Use makeSEA + Catapult and Magic Leap spatial collaboration to share your vision and inspire your audience with content that you create.

MasteringBiology Virtual Labs

mastering biology logoMasteringBiology Virtual Labs has limitless possibilities for assignments. Dive into your MasteringBiology item library to browse the resources available for each of our five lab rooms. Explore the Mastering Biology Virtual Labs.

MyMathLabs – e-pearson

My math lab logo My Math Labs engage students effectively with immersive content, tools, and experiences.

National Instruments

national instruments logoNational Instruments equips engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery to meet not only grand but also daily engineering challenges in an increasingly complex world. National Instruments transforms the way engineers and scientists around the world design, prototype, and deploy systems for test, control, and embedded design applications. Using NI open graphical programming software and modular hardware.  Some of the National Instruments widely used in engineering education include:  myDaq and LabView.  Learn more about NI products

Smart Chemistry Labs

smart chemistry logoSmart Chemistry helps students to understand the basic concepts of Chemistry and mastering the SPM Chemistry answering techniques. SCC performs projects in all areas of chemical analysis. Specializes in the trace analysis of volatile/semi volatile organic compounds and pesticides in various different matrices, especially air. Each problem is different, thus each client will be treated individually with a specific solution for their specific needs. Learn more about Smart Chemistry.

Smart Physics Labs

Smart Physics logoA breakthrough web-based course with supplemental printed texts, SmartPhysics brings together pre-class student activities, extensive lecture support, a handbook-style printed text, and powerful, easy-to-use assessment—everything you need to make sure your students master the calculus-based physics course.  The next—and smartest--phase in the evolution of course material is here: check out the SmartPhysics web site.


LabArchives logoLabArchives is a leading Electronic Lab Notebook (also known as an ELN) that is used by scientists throughout the world to store, organize, share, and publish their laboratory data. It is web-based, or may also be installed on a local server It is easy and intuitive, yet very powerful. And it is affordable. LabArchives: for the smallest laboratory or the largest institution. Also available in a special Classroom Edition for high schools or undergraduate lab courses. Most laboratory notebooks are the same today as they were a hundred years ago. LabArchives has changed the way that lab data are recorded, stored and accessed.

Intellectus Statistics

Intellectus Statistics logo logo Intellectus is a single sign-on, web-based, statistics platform designed to support learning and performing statistical analyses online. The virtual labs provides context-sensitive help, video and written help guides, scaffolding guidance to input data, manage the data set, choose analyses, and interpret findings, all using more natural language for the applied researcher. The platform enables faculty to quickly and successfully transition from their face-to-face mode to online delivery of their course. Intellectus provides a variety of basic analyses for FREE and more advanced analyses for a modest cost.


EdReady logo EdReady™ is a personalized college math and English readiness platform designed to help learners test their college readiness, see study options, and gain a personalized learning path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady™ is designed and maintained by The NROC Project, a community-guided non-profit.

EdReady™ is available at no cost for personal use at EdReady.org. EdReady™ is also available to many students through any a number of institutional versions that have been customized for specific educational needs and outcomes. Institutions that are sustaining members of The NROC Project are entitled to a custom version of EdReady™ (e.g. YourInstitution.EdReady.org).


aleks logoALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.

ALEKS is a web-based system used in determining the preparation, placement and assessment of in-coming students in Math for upper division courses. This online program can also be used in determining student's preparation for upper level courses in the science disciplines. The program is able to diagnose and adapt to a student's developing knowledge and skills, and provides precise feedback when mistakes are made. The student proceeds with learning a new topics when mastery is achieved from prior subject assessment. ALEKS is inexpensive - and no site-licensing is required - only an access code purchased by the student for a nominal fee.

Accessibility Requirements

Vendors doing virtual lab business with the CSU system are required to comply with accessibility guidelines which ensure all virtual labs information are made equally accessible to individuals with disabilities. All vendors doing business with CSU should become familiar with CSU accessibility requirements. Please refer to our accessibility page for more information.