Chemistry LabsPresenter(s):  Dr. Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt (Julia Tiraxibar, SL); Dr. Kurt Winkelmann (Winkelmann Teichmann, SL). Texas A&M University.

Description: Second Life as a potential medium for teaching chemistry labs was tested with Texas A&M University general chemistry students for 4 semesters using NSF funds. Four lab sections did two labs in Second Life, while the remaining students did the labs as normal.  We wish to share Chemistry World with others  – join us for a tour and discussion of best practices for lab courses in virtual worlds. A preview is here (Thanks Drax Files!):


Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account. Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation. Collect your lab coat and goggles at the landing point, then head across the bridge to the lab building. Explore. Click on a red water molecule to try out 2 of the lab experiments (sky platforms where students worked in pairs)

Be sure to join the VWBPE 2017 Passport to the Metaverse Web Quest: