Labs & Equipment

Lab experiments are categorized under the topics of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, or Renewable Energy. These labs are designed for grades 9 through 12, and include hands-on, inquiry-based learning activities. The Middle School Science lab experiments are specifically written for students in grades 6 through 9 and are based upon concepts found in introductory earth science, life science, physical science, and integrated science courses. Many of the labs utilize Vernier probeware and interfaces to collect and analyze a wide variety of data. You can preview the experiments by opening one of the subject folders, then choosing the appropriate Vernier lab manual or individual SIM experiment. Click on the"Experiment Title" link to the experiment that you wish to examine. The Vernier webpage provides a description of the experiment, correlations to state and national science standards, and a link to download an examination copy of the lab, written for interfacing the probeware with your computer using the Logger Pro software program. (LCCC SIM has LabQuest 2 interfacing units that you may borrow to perform the experiments without the need for a computer.) After you submit a request to borrow equipment or obtain the services of the Mobile Educator for a particular lab, then you will then be emailed both the student and teacher versions of the experiment in Word format, using the equipment and probeware interface of your choice. You may edit the Word file for the experiment to meet your specific needs and make copies for use with your classes.


If you would like to borrow equipment for use for a lab designed by yourself or a lab designed by SIM, please complete the Mobile Educator Visit/Equipment Loan Request Form and submit it to Mark Case at . Equipment may be borrowed for a one-week period. Equipment pick-up and drop-off must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time. Please have the lab packed and the paperwork ready for pick-up on the morning the equipment is to be picked up. Equipment may be picked up or dropped off at any time during the day; however the SIM staff will try to work with you to get an estimated time of arrival. When the equipment is picked up the LCCC SIM Drop-off and Pick-up receipt that will be included with the equipment should be completed along with the LCCC SIM Quality Control sheet. If you will not be finished with the equipment when it is scheduled to be picked-up please contact the SIM staff ASAP. If no one else has requested the material an extension may be granted. In order to provide the best support possible, you will be asked to complete a brief evaluation of the lab activity, which can be found at Post visit/loan evaluation.