Virtual Science Labs and Dissections
We all know the value of hands-on learning, but sometimes providing science labs and dissections can be challenging, especially for homeschoolers. The equipment and supplies can be expensive or hard to find. Some parents may not feel comfortable conducting labs at home, especially the dissections. While many areas have science labs for homeschoolers, this isn’t the case everywhere. If you’re having trouble doing science labs in your homeschool, virtual labs and dissections may be a good option for your family. Virtual dissections can also be a good alternative for those who have moral concerns about dissecting animals. Here are several free resources:
Free Virtual Science Labs, Dissections, and Simulations
Bioman – Games and virtual labs for Biology
ChemCollective – Chemistry labs, simulations, and tutorials
General Chemistry – Interactive chemistry simulations
Learn Genetics – Tons of multimedia activities and science labs centered on biology, genetics, and human health
McGraw-Hill Biology Virtual Labs – Biology labs and dissections
Molecular Workbench – Hundreds of simulations explore physics, chemistry, and biology.
NMSU Virtual Labs – Eight virtual labs for biology and chemistry
Nova Labs – Virtual labs that cover a variety of topics
Online Labs – Lists places to find virtual labs for chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, geology, and astronomy
PhET Interactive Simulations – An extensive collection of simulations for physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology
VAVS – Provides links to dissections of several different animals
Homeschool Science with YouTube – A list of channels for teaching science, including many with science experiments and some with dissections
Additional Free Science Resources
Science and Nature Study Curriculum – Free curriculum for all grades.
Science Unit Studies, Lesson Plans, and Experiments – Create or supplement a science curriculum with these free resources.
Homeschool Science with YouTube – Learn about science with these YouTube channels.
Science Websites for Homeschoolers – Learn more about science with these informative websites.
Virtual Field Trips – Explore the world, including many science topics, through virtual field trips.