Overview

What can I do with KET’s Virtual Physics Labs?

Teachers:
  • Enhance your lab offerings and fill in the blanks in your equipment list.
  • Create pre-lab activities to prepare students for live or virtual labs.
  • Reduce the hassle of providing make-up labs.
  • Create concept development activities that engage your students and give them more control.
  • Use the labs with a projection system for classroom demonstrations.
  • Deepen your students’ understanding of physical concepts and principles.
Students:
  • Perform experiments for your online or distance learning courses
  • Explore physics concepts to help with exams or homework
  • Make-up assignments or labs you might’ve missed

What’s included with each purchase?

  • A download of the virtual lab of your choice, which can then be run offline, 24/7.
  • User guide.
  • Suggested lab activities.
  • For verified teachers – answer keys for the lab activities.
  • License to use the lab for 365 days (you may be asked to download updates during the year to retain access).

What level students are these labs designed for?

  • The labs, which were initially developed for KET’s distance learning physics classes, are designed for high school physics students and sophomore-level college physics courses.

How do I get started?

I’m a teacher, how can my students get access to the labs?

  • Option 1: You can pay for your students’ license in one lump sum.  When purchasing labs, set the quantity equal to the number of students and complete the checkout procedure. Soon after your purchase, we will supply you with unique voucher codes that you can distribute to your students.  Then your students will visit our shop, order the labs for free using the code, and get access to their downloads.
  • Option 2: Have your students purchase the labs directly in our shop with their own credit cards.
  • No matter which option you prefer, each student who installs our software must have an account, and must have a purchase associated with them – via Option 1 or Option 2 above.

What are the technical requirements?

  • The labs do not require much beyond a desktop/laptop computer, Adobe AIR, and an internet connection to download the labs.  For specific information, visit our Installation page.
  • The labs available on this site are not intended for use on mobile devices.  We have 6 labs available as iPad apps, and those can be purchased on iTunes.