hands-on and virtual lab experiences

Making science interactive for all
college students

Enrich students’ learning with deeply engaging
hands-on and virtual lab experiences.

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Science Interactive - Authentic lab experiences for online college students

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George Mason University
Central Piedmont Community College
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Authentic lab experiences for online students
making science interactive

Deliver rich, interactive lab experiences to all students – no matter where they’re learning from.

Decreasing availability of physical lab space and equipment, combined with increasing demand for online courses, is leading to more courses blending face-to-face and online learning – or offering their courses fully online.

But what hasn’t changed is the need to provide students with authentic, high quality lab experiences that give them plenty of opportunities to interact with materials and apply what they’ve learned, no matter where they’re learning from.

That’s where Science Interactive comes in. With 450+ hands-on and virtual labs, you can deliver richly engaging and deeply meaningful lab experiences for your students – no matter where they’re learning from.

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All our digital curricula across 14 disciplines is Quality Matters-certified and peer-reviewed.

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With Science Interactive, you can –

Quality courses

Easily launch high-quality online science courses

Launch academically rigorous online science courses in as little as a few weeks. All courses across 14 disciplines, are aligned with Quality Matters standards – and can be customized easily.

Replicate real-world lab experiences online

Replicate real-world lab experiences online

Our ready-to-use lab kits are composed of lab-grade materials to help your students grasp scientific concepts, procedures, and techniques – even if they never set foot on campus.

Safety for all students

Prepare students for on-campus labs ahead of time

Help students gain the confidence they need to make the most out of their on-campus labs by giving them opportunities to grasp theory, concepts, and techniques in a low-stakes virtual environment.

Guide and assess students easily

Guide and assess students' progress easily

The lab management platform makes it easy for you to track students’ progress as they follow and complete their virtual and hands-on experiments. It also integrates with your LMS so you can quickly assess students’ work and sync their grades.

Why Science Interactive?

1.4M+Lab kits shipped
14

Disciplines certified by Quality Matters

5,000+
Professional instructors
30+Years of experience
0Safety incidents

Giving online college students
engaging lab experiences
is easier than you’d think

Image of clipboard and pen - design labs that align with your course goals

Step 1: Design labs in line with your course goals

Select from 450+ rigorous hands-on and virtual labs to meet the needs of your course. Choose one of our ready-made kits, or customize a kit to meet your specific course requirements.

Plus, you can select the best blend of virtual and hands-on experiments to meet your course goals – while staying within budget.

Not sure which experiments to choose? Send us your syllabus and our experts will help you choose.

Image of gears - easily customize your lessons

Step 2: Easily customize your labs

Every lab is developed by Ph.D. scientists, peer-reviewed by instructors who are teaching online labs, and aligned with Quality Matters standards.

You can use each lab as designed or customize it to align with your course goals.

Picture of science equipment - students receive their kits in less than 5 business days

Step 3: Students receive their kits quickly

Students can pick up their hands-on lab kits at their campus bookstore, or have them shipped directly to their door. 99% of kits ship within just a few days, so your students will have them in time for the start of their semester.

Plus, your students will get immediate access to the lab management platform so they can start with lab safety training and prerequisites before their experiments.

Image of students and charts - guide your students through their labs

Step 4: Students are fully guided and supported as they work through their labs

Whether they’re doing a hands-on lab or a virtual one, your students are guided and supported at every stage. From detailed kit inventory lists and safety procedures to photo and video instructions that walk them through it, step by step.

Students can then easily log their results, respond to questions, and upload photos to demonstrate their work, using the lab management platform.

Image of glasses and papers - assess and grade your students' work

Step 5: Assess and grade your students' work

As your students submit their answers and results, you can easily track their progress, autograde multiple-choice questions, and assess their work.

With our seamless LMS integration, grades are automatically synced to your LMS gradebook so you don’t need to do any duplicate work.

Testimonials

For over six years, Science Interactive has collaborated with our subject matter experts to provide lab kits for online science courses at the University of New England. These kits have allowed students a hands-on lab experience regardless of their location around the globe. This comprehensive lab solution has provided quality products that enrich our courses and contribute considerably to our student experience and success.
Barbara FortieUniversity of New England, Program Director
I have enjoyed using Science Interactive (formerly Hands-On Labs) for my Micro lab. The online modules make my teaching and grading seamless and it looks great from the student view. The personnel are very responsive to me or students when we needed help with an issue.
Cheraton LoveWinston-Salem State University, Dean, Experiential Education
When I was first approached to teach distance learning, I was very skeptical about how students could gain practical skills in an online environment... When I first came across the Science Interactive lab solution, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and rigor of the experiments. They not only covered the topics that I normally cover, but in some cases go in much more depth than I expected. I have looked at other companies and I believe that Science Interactive is the best. They provide a college-level experience that is expected for a student taking a chemistry lab course.
Michael FeltyChemistry Professor, Trinity Valley Community College
Science Interactive combines the best of Hands-On Labs, eScience and virtual science programs to deliver the most sophisticated lab experience in today’s world.
Dr. BrownTop 40 Innovators in Education by Center for Digital Education
At what is considered a pioneer institution of higher learning, Science Interactive labs have been the difference between rural students earning a degree or not, while remaining at their homes and working full time. For many years, we were the only institution in our state (and that includes the Universities) who offered a virtual lab, so our enrollment was enhanced because of Science Interactive. Once students settle into the routine of trusting that they can complete a lab, have the support they need, and that they learn from it, they have really enjoyed learning the content at their own pace.
MarlysMiles Community College, Professor
I have been using Science Interactive for many years, even before the name change. What hasn’t changed is the great customer service. My rep is only a phone call or email away and always responds promptly. My students have reported being able to contact customer support easily. Their labs kits have allowed our institution to offer online courses without sacrificing the hands-on learning that occurs in the lab. There are a wide variety of kits available, including custom kits. The use of custom kits has allowed us to create kits that align with our competencies. I wouldn’t use any other company!
NadineDes Moines Area Community College, Professor
As Covid-19 began, our Dean challenged us to deliver, a master course that matched what we were doing in the classroom face-to-face. Our goal was to have a hands-on activity for each of the 16 weeks of the term. This was impossible if students did not have the kits in their hands by day one. Thanks to Science Interactive, we were able to provide at-home kits to meet our goals, well in advance of the first day of the term, which helped minimize student issues. We also had the flexibility to supplement the need for tactile kits every week with digital lessons to help reduced the cost to the student substantially. Thank you again for all that you do. I look forward to working with Science Interactive in the future.
KenCoastline Community College, Professor
Science Interactive has given our online students the hands-on experience that is needed in a chemistry laboratory. Students comment on how much they really enjoy the lab component of these courses and how much the lab experiments enhance what they are learning in our chemistry courses.
AnnMariePima Community College, Professor
I have been working with Science Interactive since 2006 - they have always been professional and responsive to the needs of my institution as well as my students. The quality of the lab kits that we employ is par none, and Science Interactive is very flexible when it comes to customizing these kits to align with the pedagogy of our classes.
MarcOcean Community College, Professor
I have taught online classes uninterruptedly since 2016. Initially, I was skeptical about my students having a good lab experience in an online lab that was supposed to be hands-on. After intense research, I found that Science Interactive had a great solution available in a superb and relatively affordable lab kit that would enable my students to have something close to an on-campus lab experience. After years of teaching the lab, I can give first-hand testimony of the professional quality of the experiments and the lab kit contents. These facts alone would have had me using Science Interactive kits for all my online labs. But what makes it truly impossible for me to even think of switching lab kit providers is the top-notch support that I get from my account executive. Science Interactive is an outstanding provider of true college-level lab kits with an excellent support team that will always have your back.
CarlosUniversity of Colorado, Professor
Science Interactive provides the opportunity to offer our students the hands-on experience of science labs from the convenience of their homes. Their labs kits do a great job of providing students with a realistic environment that teaches critical skills required to learn various laboratory concepts and replicating the same learning experience they would have at a campus lab. The entire platform is user friends and students enjoy their experience using the kits and the educational online content. Both higher education online programs and online science students can benefit greatly from the integration of at-home lab kits into the curriculum.
DamonColorado Christian University, Professor
I loved everything about it. I had everything I needed and the labs were easy to follow.
Prairie State CollegeStudent