Online Labs

The online labs aim at supporting inquiry-based learning and providing the possibility to conduct scientific experiments in a virtual environment. Importantly, the inquiry process should be well structured and scaffold to achieve optimal learning results. Scaffolding refers to support (dedicated software tools) that helps students with tasks that they cannot complete on their own. For example, they can help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, and formulate interpretations of the data.

Online laboratories can be of two kinds. Remotely-operated educational labs (remote labs) provide students with the opportunity to collect data from a real physical laboratory setup, including real equipment, from remote locations. As an alternative there are virtual labs that simulate the real equipment. Remote and virtual labs both have specific advantages for learning and can be combined to support specific learning activities. Additionaly, the Go-Lab project offers access to scientific databases, tools, and resources supporting inquiry learning activities of the students.

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Students can experiment with mass and force to explore how second Newton's Law works.

LEARNING OUTCOME:

The student learns about:

  1. Mass
  2. Acceleration
  3. Force
  4. Momentum
  5. Newton's Second Law
  6. ...Read more
Lab owner: 
Prema Nedungadi
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16

The objective of this lab is to prepare:

  • A true solution of common salt, sugar and alum
  • A suspension of soil, chalk powder and fine sand in water
  • A colloidal of starch in water and egg albumin in water

...Read more

Lab owner: 
Prema Nedungadi
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16

Objective

To determine the velocity of a pulse propagated through a slinky or a stretched string.

A slinky is a long helical spring, usually made of steel. It is flexible and has appreciable elasticity. It produces transverse waves...Read more

Lab owner: 
Prema Nedungadi
Language: 
English
Age range: 
14-16

Our objective is to establish relationship between weight of a rectangular wooden block lying on a horizontal table and the minimum force required to just move it using a spring balance.

Learning Outcomes

The student learns about:...Read more

Lab owner: 
Prema Nedungadi
Language: 
English
Age range: 
14-16

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