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Teaching And Learning Chemistry Can Be Fun!

What is Virtlab?

  • Virtlab is a series of hands-on experiments and demonstrations using a simulated chemistry laboratory. Students can also build their own simulations using electronic spreadsheets.
  • Our authors pioneered this approach and have refined it over many years. We are among the first educators in the world to integrate personal computers and science education.

Teachers, Students, Home Schoolers:

  • To use Virtlab simply work with your standard chemistry materials as usual.
  • Most Virtlab exercises stand alone and can be used with any chemistry textbook or curriculum standard.
  • Look to Virtlab to supplement your core material.

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Free Virtlab:

  • Joining Virtlab is free and offers you "Virtlab Tour".
  • "Virtlab Tour" contains five full exercises and simulations.

Full Virtlab for Individuals:

Full Virtlab for Schools:

  • Site licenses are available for "Full Virtlab".
  • Site licenses are available at significant discounts.
  • Special discounts are available for schools in developing nations.
  • Contact dbarkley@virtlab.com for information

What People Are Saying


Virtlab has registered users in over 100 nations:

  • Pakistan - It's amazing.
  • Italy - Give students extra time to work on scientific method and processes.
  • Germany - It makes studying more comfortable.
  • Scotland - it will make my lesson plans more interesting for my students.
  • USA - It seems really super awesome!
  • Egypt - An amazing site, wishing to help both students and teachers.
  • Thailand - It's very exciting. My students love it.
  • India - I love this site ... I have heard from my friends that it is an ultimate thing.
  • Indonesia - It makes it easier to imagine what I am teaching about.
  • Kenya - It offers exciting opportunities for both teachers and learners.
  • Brazil - Your educational potential ís fantastic!
  • United Arab Emirates - It's coooooool.

Virtlab is based on the simulations and guided exercises found in N. Simonson & Company's pioneering text: Dynamic Models in Chemistry by Daniel E. Atkinson (University of California, Los Angeles, CA), Douglas C. Brower, and Ronald W. McClard (Reed College, Portland, OR). Laboratories are also under development for Dynamic Models in Physics (Volume I: Mechanics) by Frank Potter (University of California, Irvine, CA), and Charles W. Peck (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA), and Dynamic Models in Biochemistry by Daniel E. Atkinson (University of California, Los Angeles, CA), Steven G. Clarke (University of California, Los Angeles, CA), and Douglas C. Rees (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA)

Virtlab's browser requirements are quite high. You must have a recent version of the Flash Plugin (version 8 or higher) installed and Javascript and cookies must be enabled. This is the default situation in most browsers. The site has been tested on recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari but should work on most browsers. We have been unsuccessful in getting Virtlab to work successfully with the Opera Internet Browser. We will continue to seek resolution to remaining browser incompatibilities.

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