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Virtual Resources For Distance Education in the Sciences

Other Simulations & Tools

Anatomy and Physiology

  • eSkeletons
    The University of Texas has created a collection of interactive, 3-D models of the skeletons of humans and a variety of other primate species. The collection is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

General Chemistry

  • Khan Academy - Chemistry
    Khan Academy has created a collection of open videos explaining a number of concepts related to general chemistry. Each work is individually licensed. 
     
  • LibreTexts - Chemistry
    LibreTexts has created a Chemistry library of resources, including texts, homework and worksheets, exemplars and case studies, as well as a bank of visualizations and simulations. Unless otherwise noted, the contents are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. 
     
  • PhET Interactive Simulations
    These simulations were created as part of an open initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. 
     
  • VR Molecules Pro
    VR Molecules Pro is an interactive simulation illustrating molecule vibration and rotation modes for twenty-four different molecules. It allows users to create up to ten 'pages' of molecules, which can be combined with sound and text explanations to create a multi-media document. It is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 2.5 Canada License.
     

Biological Chemistry

  • LibreTexts - Biological Chemistry
    LibreTexts has created a library of Biological Chemistry resources, including texts, homework and worksheets, exemplars and case studies, as well as a bank of visualizations and simulations. Unless otherwise noted, the contents are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

 

Inorganic Chemistry

  • LibreTexts - Inorganic Chemistry
    LibreTexts has created a library of Inorganic Chemistry resources, including texts, homework and worksheets, exemplars and case studies, as well as a bank of visualizations and simulations. Unless otherwise noted, the contents are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

Organic Chemistry

  • Khan Academy - Organic Chemistry
    Khan Academy has produced a collection of open videos explaining a number of concepts related to organic chemistry. Each work is individually licensed. 
     
  • LibreTexts - Organic Chemistry
    LibreTexts has created a library of Organic Chemistry resources, including texts, homework and worksheets, exemplars and case studies, as well as a bank of visualizations and simulations. Unless otherwise noted, the contents are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. 

Physical Chemistry Resources

  • LibreTexts - Physical Chemistry
    LibreTexts has created a library of Physical Chemistry resources, including texts, homework and worksheets, exemplars and case studies, as well as a bank of visualizations and simulations. Unless otherwise noted, the contents are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

General Resources

Algebra Resources

Calculus Resources

  • Animations for Physics and Astronomy, Penn State Schuylkill
    This resource contains a variety of physics-related animations, covering subjects such as mechanics, vectors, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, waves, and optics. The animations are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC 3.0 Unported License. 
     
  • LibreTexts - Physics
    LibreTexts has created a Physics library of resources, including texts, homework and worksheets, exemplars and case studies, as well as a bank of visualizations and simulations. Unless otherwise noted, the contents are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. 
     
  • Open Source Physics (OSP)
    OSP provides curriculum resources designed to engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling - to provide them with new means of understanding, describing, explaining, and predicting physical phenomena. The various items are individually licensed. 
     
  • PhET Interactive Simulations
    These simulations were created as part of an open initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. 
     
  • PhysClips
    PhysClips is a learning resource from the Australian Office for Teaching and Learning that provides freely downloadable film clips and animations for use in Physics classrooms. Unless otherwise noted, the resources are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND 2.5 Australia License. 
     
  • Waves: An Interactive Tutorial
    A set of interactive tutorials designed to teach the fundamentals of wave dynamics, illustrating properties of waves that are difficult to render in a static text. 
     

General Resources

  • CSurgeries - CSurgeries as an online library of peer-reviewed surgical procedure videos, created by surgeons for surgeons, trainees, and students. 
     
  • Hemoglobin Molecular Structure - An online visualization of hemoglobin molecular structure.
     
  • PhET Interactive Simulations
    These simulations were created as part of an open initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license.  
     
  • MedPix
    An online, open-access database of more than 59,000 medical images, teaching cases, and clinical topics.