Interactive E-Learning Tools (IET)
NC BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IET) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. Use the links below to explore science and math concepts.
*For Instructors and Trainers* Add the appropriate links to your online course site as a pre-lab preparation tool or a post-lab refresher exercise.
The Aktaprime HPLC is a chromatography system used for analyzing protein solutions. In this 3D model, you will learn about part identification and flow paths through the system.
Work inside a vertical laminar airflow hood and prove to your virtual lab manager that you've got what it takes.
Autoclaves are used to sterilize instruments and equipment, sterilize solutions and media, and kill living organisms in microbiological waste, making it safe to discard. In this 15-minute interactive exercise, you'll learn its parts and functions and even have a chance to operate a virtual autoclave.
The BioFlow 110 is a bioreactor used to incubate cells on a laboratory scale. In this 3D interactive model, you will learn about part identification and flow paths through the system.
Operate a virtual centrifuge and explore the basics of centrifugation in this exciting virtual learning object.
Explore affinity, ion exchange, and size exclusion chromatography.
Deliberate documentation allows everyone in a manufacturing environment to trust that the materials they are working with meet specifications so that the manufacturing process will yield quality products. In this 15-minute interactive experience, you will practice using 3 common workplace documents: SOPs, WIDs, & BPRs.
|Determining Glassware Accuracy
What are the differences between graduated cylinders, beakers, and Erlenmeyer flasks? Practice measuring volumes and determine percent error and standard deviation for each piece of lab glassware.
Environmental Monitoring is a challenging serious game which places you in a virtual cleanroom, tasked with performing typical personnel, surface, non-viable, and viable particle counting activities.
Grow and harvest E. coli through a virtual lab-scale fermentation process.
Construct gravity and vacuum filtration units to filter sand from water.
|GC - Gas Chromatography
Learn the high level concepts of Gas Chromatography by finding out: Which has the least pesticide - the supermarket chain apple, or an apple from a local market? Learn how GC works by testing each apple, and then examine the resulting to chromatograms to find out.
GMPs help ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of a product. You'll explore Good Manufacturing Practices as you work through several interactive scenarios in a virtual manufacturing facility.
Learn the high level concepts of High Performance Liquid Chromatography by finding out which has more caffeine - an energy drink or coffee? Learn how HPLC works by testing each drink, and then examine the resulting to chromatograms to find out.
Do you have what it takes to land that new job? Preparation is key, and in this 20-minute eLearning tool you'll have an opportunity to practice preparing for a job interview.
Lab Safety is a scenario-based learning object in which you help your virtual lab partner, Maxine, work safely in the lab.
Lyophilization, or freeze drying, is an important process to the biopharmaceutical industry. Operate a virtual lyophilizer and explore the process of freeze drying a product.
|Manufacturing Safety & Awareness
Meet, Dave, your chief safety coach. Dave will guide you through a manufacturing facility and give you a chance to measure your awareness of safety hazards in a typical manufacturing work environment.
Culture media is a liquid or gel designed to support the growth of a variety of different types of organisms or cells. In this interactive eLearning tool, we'll practice preparing culture media by examining which area of the bathroom has the most germs.
Metric Conversions is an excellent tool for refreshing your knowledge of dimensional analysis, English-to-Metric, Metric-to-English, and Metric-to-Metric conversions.
|pH Meter Calibration
Practice performing a three point calibration of a pH meter using buffer solutions.
|(NEW!) Pipetting Interactive Comic Book Game
You've just been hired as a quality assurance inspector for a research testing company. Your job is to talk to employees in the aliquoting department and identify pipetting-related CAPA, Corrective and Preventative Actions that your company should take.
Practice working with a spectrophotometer by examining a sample solution at different wavelengths.
|Sterile Gowning Procedures
Sterile Gowning Procedures is a serious game that teaches the steps for proper sterile gowning and gloving.
|Tablet Process Simulator
Setup and run a tablet press in a virtual 3D environment.
Load and analyze samples in a virtual 3D environment.
Select a site, choose a grape variety, build a trellis, prune your vines, and harvest your grapes in this 20-minute Viticulture simulation.
|The Sherlock Homework Mysteries - The Missing Memorial
Who could steal the 60-ft. tall granite monument from the Wright Brothers National Memorial? Use your knowledge of integers to help Sherlock Homework resolve this questionable quandary.
|The Sherlock Homework Mysteries - The Smoky Mountain Sasquatch
Is Bigfoot really real? Strengthen your knowledge of the order of operations and help Sherlock Homework solve this mystery!
|The Sherlock Homework Mysteries - The 3 Halves of Hatteras
You can't have 3 halves of one lighthouse! Test your knowledge of fractions and help Sherlock Homework solve this problematic predicament.
|The Sherlock Homework Mysteries - The Ghost of the Devil's Head
A strange glowing specter has been appearing nightly next to the Devil's Head in Chimney Rock State Park. Use your knowledge of decimals to help Sherlock Homework get to the bottom of this spooky spectacle.
|The Sherlock Homework Mysteries - The Baffling Battleship
Strange things are afoot aboard the battleship USS Hardscrabble. Sherlock Homework is on the case, and you're right there beside him strengthen your knowledge of algebra in order to resolve this dubious dilemma.
|Future Factory - Advanced Manufacturing Game
Future Factory is an exciting and entertaining casual educational game, in which you take the role of a bright young college student recently placed in charge of an advanced manufacturing facility, and charged with the goal of helping to serve the needs of the world energy crisis.
|Composite Part Manufacturing
Today's aircraft are manufactured using composites. This learning object walks you through the process of creating a composite part from prepreg to finishing.
|Major Parts of a Modern Airplane
Identify the major parts of a modern airplane by dragging and dropping the part names onto the corresponding part call-out bubble.
You are learning to fly with an instructor copilot. The instructor will give you a variety of commands. Score correctly on 5 out of 7 tasks to be well on your way to completing your aviation certification.
|Pitch, Roll, and Yaw
It's like "whac-a-mole" with an airplane! The airplane will begin to quickly Pitch, Roll, or Yaw. Click the correct movement before time runs out.
You will receive work orders which tell you to install brackets on different parts of the airframe. Take each bracket and install it in the correct location.
Test three different airplane wing designs to see which has the greatest lift.