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Labster is the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and science simulations.Students’ learning outcomes improve with Labster because we engage them with game-based elements that inspire them to explore science. Students then apply their knowledge to solve a real world problem within the context of a story. Inside the 3D environment of an immersive simulation, students master curriculum-aligned theory, interact with advanced equipment, learn techniques and perform experiments.Labster makes an educator’s job easier, integrating with the most popular LMS (learning management system) platforms and freeing up their time by automatically grading quiz questions and providing them with a dashboard of student performance data.


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build student knowledge
96%
improve teaching efficiency
93%
reduce teacher workload
86%
CompanyBusiness Name: Labster
HQ Location: Denmark
Founded: 2012
Age Range14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesOnline Learning Customizable Courses Automated GradingStudent EngagementStudent Feedback Virtual Lab Supplement
LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish; Castilian
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
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No installation needed. Runs in browser. Laptop/desktop needed.

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4.7 out of 5

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Labster has collected 4 reviews in the past 6 months

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Todd

Director of Teaching, Learning and Accountability

Charles City County High School, United States of America

Used Labster monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2024

I wish there was more for the elementary level.

Todd found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Less time to gather physical materials; less time to create extensive "lectures"
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Learning components are in the activities
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students manipulate the variables and see the impacts of their actions.
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Sanjiva

Instructional Support Technician

California State University, Fresno, United States of America

Used Labster monthly for 3-4 years

Dec 2023

The lack of customization within Labster sometimes makes it difficult to incorporate simulations into our lesson plans.

Sanjiva found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Labster has been useful for providing makeup assignments to absent students.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Labster has the ability to simulate lab techniques/methods that aren't feasible in our physical labs.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Labster is very useful for putting multiple concepts and techniques into a larger context, allowing students to apply what they're learning to a real-world situation.
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Dr.

Associate Professor

Webber International University, United States of America

Used Labster weekly for 3-4 years

Dec 2023

Labster's virtual laboratory activities are the best I have experienced. They cover many courses, and may be utilized when hands-on labs are not available. The labs cover important topics, at an elevated level to provide high quality learning activities.

Dr. found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Labster virtual labs provide a differentiated version of the lessons I am teaching, providing students with an alternative learning method. Labster also covers topics that are important, but are difficult to fit into the lecture structure, such as immunology. Students are able to tackle the subject at their own speed, work with the concepts, and in the end, show comprehension through the attached formative assessments as they work.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I am able to present a topic, and then have students work with those concepts in a virtual laboratory setting. Student learning is reinforced, and I am able to move forward with the next topic, or go deeper into the subject matter.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The virtual labs are well designed. Students explore a topic at their own speed. They may go back and re-explore the topic or steps, and if the student is stuck, the virtual lab helps that student with that specific step or concept. Regular formative assessments help the student to understand what concepts are important. A quiz can be added or edited by the instructor as desired.
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Csnoberg

Instructor

Casper College, United States of America

Used Labster daily for 3-4 years

Nov 2023

I think Labster is wonderful and will continue using it for a long time!

Csnoberg found Labster:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Greatly reduces lab planning and lab grading time!
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The labs help to bring home main points that are covered in lectures.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Very often, I see students remembering more from the labs than from any other learning methodology used in class, as they are very memorable.
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Gini Lea Ennis

High School Science Teacher

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, United States of America

Used Labster daily for 1-2 years

Dec 2022

Labster is a transformative teaching and learning tech tool that is absolutely essential for successful delivery of the brain based learning 5e Model of Instruction for Science courses. Labster has increased student engagement and achievement in my Advanced Placement Environmental Science as well as other courses.

Gini Lea Ennis found Labster:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Labster virtual laboratory simulations significantly reduces teacher workload as students are able to complete the work asynchronously on the platform without teacher assistance and guidance.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Labster is an essential tech toolbox resource for virtual lab simulations. Our Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) are perfectly aligned with the labs offered by Labster.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Student engagement and achievement have increased in high school Science courses at the Savannah Chatham E-Learning Academy. Student surveys show that they are authentically engaged in every virtual laboratory simulation.
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Brenda

teacher

McCluer North High School, United States of America

Used Labster monthly for 1-2 years

Oct 2022

great resource. Easy to use. Has a lot of labs

Brenda found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    ready made lab experiences
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    great simulations and labs, align with standards
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    gives them opportunities to do labs and simulations they might not be able to do
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Dr. Adam Hrincevich

Instructor

Logan University, United States of America

Used Labster daily for 1-2 years

Oct 2022

Labster has bridged the gap between materials that I needed to create and topics that I cover in my online Biology lab courses.

Dr. Adam Hrincevich found Labster:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I no longer have to design my own labs.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Assignments are pre-built and auto-graded.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Each activity has a robust set of student materials.
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Heather

Professor

St. Lawrence College, Canada

Used Labster monthly for 4-6 months

Jun 2022

Labster is a great way to have students interact with a lab experience that I cannot prove them with myself

Heather found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The labs are premade, so I don't need to prepare the lab itself.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Grading is done automatically, and can be integrated into the LMS
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The students answer questions during the lab, and have the chance to retry as well
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TP

Director

Charles City County High School, United States of America

Used Labster occasionally for 3-4 years

Jun 2022

Labster stays in touch with its users and regularly upgrades its content. They also seek feedback from users.

TP found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Hands-on simulations and cheaper than purchasing materials
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    A full menu of simulations to choose from
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They are in control of lab variables and can see their impact.
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Christina

Teacher

Putnam Academy of Arts and Sciences, United States of America

Used Labster daily for 3-4 years

May 2022

I love Labster!

Christina found Labster:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It allows the student's to experience situations and experiences that are not able to be accessed in the live lab due to time, space, safety, or financial. It also assists when students are absent due to ilnesses.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It allows students who are not able to be in class to complete work at home. It saves money on some lab supplies and prevents last minute runs to the store to get lab supplies for the next day.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Labster provides dept of knowledge based on the student's ability. Providing experiences and real world applications.
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Jonathan Adkins

Biology Teacher

Lake Travis High School, United States of America

Used Labster monthly for 4-6 months

May 2022

When our school first got Labster, the onboarding staff was extremely helpful and down to earth! Enjoyed working with and learning from them! My favorite feature about Labster is how it makes concepts that are typically difficult to simulate, available for students to experience. With students coming back from being remote, it has sometimes been a struggle to help the students adjust back to in-person learning. Having Labster has provided ways for students to still collaborate, break out of their comfort zone and still experience science concepts. It has helped some of my students be more willing to move on to real-life lab experiments after having chances to fail and learn from their mistakes online first.

Jonathan Adkins found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Labster simulations contain a premade lesson with quizes and activities. It automatically grades the assignment for teachers.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The simulations provide an experience for concepts that can be difficult to simulate in the classroom.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Because of the immersive experience, students are able to apply knowledge they wouldn't always be able to in the classroom.
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S Oliver

Instructor

Central Community College - Hastings, United States of America

Used Labster monthly for 1-2 years

Apr 2022

I love using Labster for my students. It provides an avenue that I would otherwise not be able to replicate myself. I still have some labs in my online class that I have done myself, but the pale in comparison to the way that concepts are delivered in Labster.

S Oliver found Labster:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    One way that Labster impacts teacher workload is due to the creative ways that it allows students to learn about the current topic. It gives yet another way for the student to grasp the concept in a way that I, for one, would not be able to replicate. It engages the student and allows them to experience first hand the topic.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It has increased teaching efficiency because the labs that I have students complete in Labster are graded automatically which allows me more time to work on other facets of the class.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students report that they really enjoy using Labster and gain much confidence with the topics covered.
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Diane Sigalas

Biotechnology Teacher

Livingston High School, United States of America

Used Labster weekly for 1-2 years

Mar 2022

There are many other virtual platforms out there today - however, Labster is different on many levels. Labster provides a challenging environment and diversified topics that are simply not found on other platforms. The gamification atmosphere is one that the students respond to. So, in a way, it is meeting the students where they are while at the same time enabling them to understand the content and explore labs that we just do not have the resources for them to conduct in a public school.

Diane Sigalas found Labster:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Labster directly reduces teacher workload by creating unique virtual lab experiences that both engages the students and teaches them valuable skills that they are able to recall longer than with traditional instruction methods. Additionally, the teacher dashboard provides real time data on student performance that can help you tailor your instruction.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The Teacher Dashboard enables you to grade with ease and also pinpoint learning pitfalls and overall trends within your class.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    My students are able to recall information and experiences within the Labster platform over a year later. This not only increase short term gains of knowledge, but enables you to continually build towards greaters mastery because the learning is long lasting.
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Nadine Kriska

Instructional Academic Staff

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, United States

Used Labster weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

The simulations are both educational and engaging for the students. They are an excellent complement to the corresponding in-person labs, and it takes minimal time to set up and run Labster throughout the semester.

Nadine Kriska found Labster:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It easily integrates with our LMS to automatically upload students' scores to the grade book. I can adjust the settings for all of the simulations at the start of the semester instead of having to make changes for each individual lab.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Students are introduced to the content first via the Labster simulation, which makes it easier to review related concepts in the following week's in-person lab.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students get multiple chances to answer the questions posed throughout the simulations and think about why an answer is in/correct.
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