Virtual labs and simulations are tools that offer a space for students to engage with their subject matter interactively. This page is a collection of labs and simulations that faculty can use in the remote learning context. While most are science related, there are resources for non-science disciplines.
Please note that not all resources listed are strictly OER—some may be free but not open.
Hub indicates that the resource is a collection of materials from different sources.
Much of this content was pulled from this excellent resource: Simulations and virtual labs guide.
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|Concord Consortium||Interactive STEM activities||Physics, chemistry, life science, earth & space, mathematics|
|EduMedia||Interactive resources for learning science||Life science, earth science, environmental science and ecology, physics, astronomy, chemistry, technology (engineering), mathematical tools for physics|
|LabXchange||A free online platform for science education from Harvard University||Physics, chemistry, biology|
|Merlot (hub)||Curated database of OER from multiple sources that includes virtual simulations||Physics, chemistry, biology, agriculture, computer science, engineering, astronomy, math and statistics|
|Molecular Workbench||Standalone program for visual, interactive simulations for teaching and learning science||Physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology|
|PBS NOVA||To access the interactive labs, navigate to a topic page and in the "filter by" box, select "explore." If visiting multiple topics, page needs to be refreshed for filter to work correctly.||Physics, physiology, space, physics, biology, engineering, earth science.|
|PhET||Math and science simulations from the University of Colorado, Boulder||Physics, chemistry, math, earth science, biology|