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I will be teaching Chemistry this year in a modular classroom with no lab area. Any suggestions on a virtual lab option? We have chromebooks.

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Colorado School of Mines has put together a list of free and open source labs for a variety of science subjects, including chemistry. I don’t know how many are browser based, but it might give you a starting point. https://libguides.mines.edu/oer/simulationslabs This one isn’t free, but according to their website it will be browser based in August. I can vouch for it because I’ve played with it before. My college chemistry teacher created it when my younger brother was taking his courses (AWESOME professor) and actually helped with the design. I got to do a little beta testing. It costs $25 per student license and simulates a full chemistry lab, complete with breaking beakers and explosions. (At least, the first versions did. I hope they kept those features.) https://www.beyondlabz.com

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Minecraft: Education Edition has chemistry components built in and it is as simple or complex as you need it to be! https://education.minecraft.net/wp-content/uploads/ChemistryLab_Journal.pdf

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Edgenuity isn’t a bad option for a turn key class, and it includes virtual labs.

Here's another resource I have used, I couldn't remember the name. I just got an email update from them. https://concord.org/

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