Five out of five scientists agree: there’s no true replacement for hands-on lab work
Your remote students simply aren’t getting the best education without tactile lab experiences. We believe that science is more than video games or stuff in a box — it is real and hands-on. Science Interactive specializes in bringing those critical elements of a campus science lab to online students no matter where they are, though a solution designed specifically for them:
Real, lab grade equipment shipped to their doorstep
Hands-on experimentation that builds understanding of scientific methods
Live data collection strengthens critical thinking skills
Proven procedures that foster a passion for science
Why are science labs an important part of a student's prerequisite courses?
The option to fail helps lead to student success
When your students are in an all-virtual environment, they enter “failure safe” course, where like a video game, students can easily click around until they reach the right answer, allowing them to move to the next lesson without learning important science processes. By providing your student with a hands-on experiment, it gives them the ability to physically mix, observe data and even make a mistake. While accuracy is important in learning science, the ability to make mistakes and learn from those are just as important.
Critical thinking is the most in-demand skill for workplaces
Understanding science at any level helps students to ask questions, gather information and find conclusions for the best possible solution to problems. With top employers reporting that many colleges graduates lack in critical thinking skills, giving your student a hands-on experience can help set your students up for success in most areas of the workplace.
Opens opportunity to inspire scientists of tomorrow
Research has shown that the STEM proficiency in the US has been steadily declining over the past few decades. As a science instructor, you have the unique opportunity to provide engaged exposure to the world of science to students that can potentially inspire a pursuit of science careers.
Innovative & Safe
Replicate the face-to-face lab experience
Far from basic kitchen-science procedures, our advanced lab kits reflect the rigor of a traditional campus lab facility without sacrificing any safety measures. They contain everything your students need to conduct sophisticated science lab experiments within the comfort of their own home, from state-of-the-art lab equipment and small-scale quantities of chemicals to proper protective equipment and detailed instructions.
When designing Science Interactive lab kits, safety is our number-one priority. We only choose materials that students can securely handle from their own homes, and our lab kits include all the personal protective equipment they need to conduct their experiments safely. For our chemistry experiments, we provide small-scale quantities of chemicals and adhere to the principles of Green Chemistry, and we limit toxicity in our biological experiments by utilizing formalin-free materials and non-virulent microbes. Safety data sheets (SDS) are available for every chemical used in our lab kits, and every student must complete a lab-safety module before unlocking the main course content.
Build your dream course with our customizable kits
Take a look through our course catalog and you’ll see that you can choose from hundreds of pre-designed lessons and lab experiments across ten different science disciplines. But don’t be discouraged if you don’t see what you need: as with our curriculum, there’s no limit to what you can create for your students with our materials. By partnering with us, you’re joining the Science Interactive team and gaining access not only to our products, but to the resources of our successful sister brands as well.
Science Interactive isn’t simply following the latest advancements in educational technology; we’re paving the way for the future of distance learning. For decades, laboratory science classes were not even an option for online students, but our lab kits are the key to bridging that learning gap. Our logistics-free delivery ensures that students around the globe can access quality science education.
Before it became Science Interactive, I had been working with the folks at Hands on Labs since 2007 and I know that the success of our online laboratory-based science courses is due to this partnership. I serve on their Board of Advisers, and I help to support and extend their success to other institutions of higher learning.
Ocean County College, Professor
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.
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