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Overview

Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. LabSkills PreLabs v2 is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide.

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Learning Science, University of Bristol

Learning Science Ltd is a learning technology company that creates innovative systems and resources for science education. Established in 2007, the company has rapidly gained a reputation for delivering high-quality resources at the forefront of educational technology. Learning Science is involved in all the main areas of science at all levels, from primary and secondary to undergraduate, graduate, and professional. It is responsible for creating and commercializing LabSkills in partnership with Bristol ChemLabS. Bristol ChemLabS, based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol, is the UK's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning dedicated to practical chemistry, and was established in 2005 following substantial investment from HEFCE and the University of Bristol.
  • NEW TECHNIQUES for Organic Chemistry have been added to the course, including: Decantation, Decolorizing Carbon, Evaporating Solvents, Gas Chromatography, Heating, Mechanical Stirring, Sublimation, Use of a Digital Thermometer, Performing a steam/vacuum distillation.
  • INCREASED MOBILE COMPATIBLITY allows students to access interactive simulations on mobile and tablet devices.
  • NEW COURSE TEMPLATES allow instructors to easily customize and set-up a course.
  • STEPPED OUT VIDEOS introduce students to the lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to complete labs successfully.
  • INTERACTIVE MODULES give students an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so they are familiar with equipment set-up and ready to go when they get to lab.
  • SAFETY TRAINING AND INFORMATION ensures that students are prepared to complete their labs safely.
  • QUIZZES assess student understanding and retention of key material, so they can see where they need further study.
  • ASSIGNABLE CONTENT IN OWL, the leading online learning system for chemistry, makes it easy for you to require students to complete the material prior to attending lab. LabSkills content in OWL is easy to assign and automatically graded.
Safety in the Laboratory.
Keeping a Laboratory Notebook.
Writing a Laboratory Report.
Weighing with a Top Pan Balance.
Weighing with an Analytical Balance.
Using Graduated Cylinders.
Preparing Standard Solutions.
Preparing Standard Solutions by Dilution.
Using an Electric Hot Plate and Magnetic Stirrer.
Heating Under Redux.
Performing Distillation Experiments.
Performing a Gravity Filtration.
Performing a Vacuum Filtration (BÜchner).
Using a Centrifuge.
Cooling with an Ice Bath.
Heating with a Water Bath.
Using a Rotary Evaporator.
Performing a Recrystallization.
Using a Separatory Funnel.
Choosing and Using Drying Agents.
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC).
Column Chromatography.
Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy.
Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H NMR).
Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (13C NMR).
Using a UV-Vis Spectrophotometer.
Performing a Melting Point Analysis.
Qualitative Tests for Organic Functional Groups.
Using Microscale Equipment.
Using an Automated Pipet (Microscale).
Heating under Reflux (Microscale).
Performing Distillation Experiments (Microscale).
Performing Pipet Filtration (Microscale).
Performing a Vacuum Filtration (Hirsch) (Microscale).
Performing a Recrystallization (Microscale).
Performing a Liquid Extraction (Microscale).
Mole Calculations Involving Liquids.
Mole Calculations Involving Molar Mass.
Mole Calculations Involving Solids.
Mole Calculations to Determine Yield.
Equilibrium Calculations.
Rate of Reaction Calculations.
Error Analysis.
Significant Figures.
Boiling Point.
Decantation.
Decolorizing Carbon.
Evaporating Solvents.
Gas Chromatography.
Heating.
Mechanical Stirring.
Sublimation.
Use of a Digital Thermometer.
Performing a steam/vacuum distillation.
OWLv2
OWLv2 offers a full, mobile-ready textbook combined with mastery learning activities that allow students to understand each concept and skill at their own pace.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305652568
  • ISBN-13: 9781305652569
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OWLv2 Motivates Chemistry Students to “Own” Their Learning

Problem-specific feedback, step-by-step tutoring, and the ability for instructors to set multiple attempts encourages student persistence.

Instructors Create More Engaging Homework Assignments with OWLv2

OWLv2 Bolsters Instructor Productivity and Saves Time

Busy Student Strives for Success as She Struggles to Manage School and Work

OWLv2’s unique features build conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills

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Student Performance Increases Dramatically with OWLv2 Use

OWLv2 Instructor Testimonial: Barbara Oakley

Listen to what Instructor Barbara Oakley has to say about learning Chemistry and using OWLv2!

“It gives you a warning if there may be an incorrect submission so you have a chance to recheck before you submit answer. If you get the question wrong, it explains the solution in detail so that you can still continue to learn.”

"During class lectures, you’re given the information but not how to use it. With chemistry it’s all about practice, and OWLv2 gives you so many options to learn and use the content.”

“It breaks down the problems into steps that make it easy to learn the concepts.”

“I like that it really breaks down the chapter in terms of the basic concepts, then there are separate questions that involve applying the concepts and theories in order to solve the problems. It provides a really great learning structure for grasping new material.”

“The mastery questions are awesome. They are set up so you can’t just look at them and apply a formula. They force students to go beyond the foundational concepts and really tap into higher-level thinking.”

“If you hold students accountable, they realize OWL will help them understand concepts and get a better grade.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry (powered by OWLv2), 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305652569
Are your students ready for Lab? LabSkills is an online program that prepares students for their lab sessions through assignments in OWLv2, the leading online learning system for Chemistry. LabSkills makes it easy for you to require students to complete laboratory preparation prior to attending lab with demonstrations, interactive simulations, and quizzes. LabSkills PreLabs v2 is an enhanced course with 10 new techniques, plus new mobile-compatible simulations. LabSkills content is easy to assign and is automatically graded. LabSkills is currently used by schools and universities in more than thirty countries worldwide.

FOR STUDENTS

LabSkills PreLabs v2 for Organic Chemistry

ISBN: 9781305652569
Are you ready for your Lab course? Get a better grade in your lab course by working prelab assignments in OWLv2, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry, available for purchase at www.CENGAGEbrain.com. LabSkills-V2 includes step-by-step videos to introduce you to lab techniques, equipment and safety skills needed to successfully complete labs; interactive modules to give you an opportunity to interact with lab equipment prior to lab, so you are familiar with equipment setup and ready to go when you get to lab; safety training and information to ensure that you are prepared to safely complete labs; and quizzes to assess your understanding and retention of key concepts, so you can see where they need further study. To learn more, visit www.CENGAGE.com/owl or talk to your instructor.