VIRTUAL LABS help students learn basic science laboratory techniques related to food science.
Developed through university and government agency collaborations, this website includes eight food science lab interactives designed to help students learn laboratory techniques and practice methods used by lab technicians and researchers.
Hands-on activities include testing for corn mold, bacteria sampling, gram staining, using the microscope, the pH scale & meter calibration, testing and adjusting pH, understanding water, and controlling water activity in food. Each activity provide an introduction, tutorial, and lots of opportunities for realistic practice.
Librarians will find these engaging interactives useful in both science classes. They may also be used in a makerspaces related to gardening or related science-based activities.
To try the labs, go to http://virtuallab.nmsu.edu/.