Everything you need to teach science labs online in one platform.

Deliver engaging science labs for your college students with:

  • Lab-grade hands-on experiments
  • Interactive virtual simulations
  • OpenStax textbooks

– integrated seamlessly into one platform.

Hands-on lab kits

Trusted by over 1,000 leading institutions

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Balance accessibility, affordability, and academic rigor

With the demand for online science courses growing, it’s difficult for science educators to develop and scale online programs that cater to diverse student needs and deliver on learning outcomes, while remaining budget-friendly.

Science Interactive’s all-in-one solution helps you deliver engaging online science labs that are academically rigorous and easily accessible for students—while still being affordable. 

Everything students need to learn.
Everything you need to teach.
All in one platform.

Deliver academically rigorous science labs to online college students from a single, easily-accessible platform.

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Hands-on lab-grade

Guide students as they put theory into practice with step-by-step lab-grade experiments they can safely do at home without supervision.

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Interactive virtual

Foster deeper understanding of scientific concepts and theories by letting students manipulate variables and observe phenomena
that are difficult to simulate in real-world labs.

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Deepen students’ learning by making it easy to access relevant content from OpenStax textbooks while completing hands-on and virtual labs.

5,000+Instructors and educators
1.4MLab kits shipped (and counting)
13Disciplines certified by Quality Matters
30+Years of professional excellence

Delivering interactive lab experiences online has never been easier.


Our all-in-one, integrated lab management solution lets you:

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Take the lab anywhere with hands-on lab kits

Give your students authentic, hands-on lab experiences so they can gain the critical skills they need wherever they’re learning from.

  • Choose from ready-to-go lab kits designed by our team of PhD scientists, or design your own.

  • All kits contain college-grade lab materials at a scale that students can handle safely.

  • Kits are shipped directly to your students or your campus bookstore.

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Think out of the box with virtual simulations

In combination with hands-on labs, virtual simulations help your students grasp concepts and phenomena that are too abstract to learn from a textbook, or too difficult or too dangerous to observe in real-time.

  • Perfect for teaching abstract concepts such as climate change, evolution, or light rays and radio waves.

  • Let students repeat experiments as many times as they need to deepen their learning and foster confidence in their abilities.

  • Help students grasp basic lab techniques and safety procedures in a safe, low-stakes environment.

  • Reduce the need to purchase or rent expensive scientific equipment and materials for a single lab.
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Reinforce learning with OpenStax textbook integration

Easily pair hundreds of labs across 6 Quality Matters-certified scientific disciplines with corresponding content from OpenStax textbooks.

  • Let students switch seamlessly between their labs and OpenStax textbooks as they complete their experiments.

  • Help students make better connections between theoretical concepts they read about and their hands-on and virtual labs.

  • Help students get unstuck when they have questions by guiding them to relevant reading.
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Access and manage everything in one platform

With all your lab content in one place, students can easily and quickly access what they need for their labs—and you can easily guide them through their learning.

  • Customize your lessons to align with your course by adding text, photos, or video content in a few easy clicks.

  • Meets WCAG 2.1 AA standards for accessibility for all skill levels.

  • Integrates seamlessly with your existing LMS and your gradebook.

SI Disciplines

Anatomy & Physiology
Organic Chemistry

OpenStax Textbook

Anatomy & Physiology 2e
Biology 2e
Biology for AP Courses
Concepts of Biology
Chemistry 2e
Chemistry: Atoms First 2e
Organic Chemistry
University Physics Volume 1
University Physics Volume 2
University Physics Volume 3

5000+ Instructors are already
using Science Interactive

See how Science Interactive is helping them seamlessly deliver high-quality online labs to students from all walks of life.

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Making learning
science accessible
to more students

With hands-on and virtual labs paired with OpenStax textbooks, you can give every student the chance to participate in high quality, affordable labs.

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Accessing lab content made easy

Integrating with all your lab course materials and your LMS, Science Interactive makes teaching and learning science online wonderfully easy.

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Matching the rigor of on-campus
learning, online

All labs have been peer- reviewed by PhD scientists for accuracy, and every discipline is Quality Matters-certified.

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Maximizing flexibility to let you teach
your way

Pick and choose between the hands-on and virtual labs that you want to align with your course objectives—and how you love to teach.

Start teaching high-quality online labs the easy way—
with everything at your fingertips.

Bring the joy of learning science to your online college students with easily accessible,
and academically rigorous online labs.


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