HoloLAB Champions
Deals with chemistry // experimental methods // molecular science // physics // science
  Lab practice and protocol
Intended for middle school // high school
Available on Windows
Cost paid
Developed by Schell Games (external)
Website at http://hololabchampions.com (external)
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HoloLAB Champions

Grab your safety goggles and set out on a chemical-burning, liquid-stirring, camera-whirring competition in HoloLAB Champions, a virtual reality lab practice game show. Players are beamed into the 'HoloLAB' where they face two major challenges. Within those challenges, the player must complete several mini-labs before they conquer the final lab. Along with the HoloLAB hosts, Earl and Meyer, the player will learn to become a master of lab practice.

Concepts: -Laboratory protocol and proper safety -Laboratory vocabulary and materials

Science and English Standards addressed: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Science and Engineering Practices Asking Questions and Defining Problems -Ask questions that arise from careful observation of phenomena, or unexpected results, to clarify and/or seek additional information -Ask questions to determine relationships, including quantitative relationships, between independent and dependent variables -Ask questions that can be investigated within the scope of the school laboratory, research facilities, or field (e.g., outdoor environment) with available resources and, when appropriate, frame a hypothesis based on a model or theory.

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations -Plan and conduct an investigation individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, and in the design: decide on types, how much, and accuracy of data needed to produce reliable measurements and consider limitations on the precision of the data (e.g., number of trials, cost, risk, time), and refine the design accordingly. -Select appropriate tools to collect, record, analyze, and evaluate data.

Analyzing and Interpreting Data -Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution. -Consider limitations of data analysis (e.g., measurement error, sample selection) when analyzing and interpreting data. -Compare and contrast various types of data sets (e.g., self-generated, archival) to examine consistency of measurements and observations.

National Science Education Standards -Science as Inquiry “Scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence derived from their work. Inquiry also refers to the activities of students in which they develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how scientists study the natural world. Inquiry is a multifaceted activity that involves making observations; posing questions; examining books and other sources of information to see what is already known; planning investigations; reviewing what is already known in light of experimental evidence; using tools to gather, analyze, and interpret data; proposing answers, explanations, and predictions; and communicating the results.”

English Language Arts Standards – Science & Technical Subjects -CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.3 & CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text. - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4 & CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context -CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSN.Q.A.3 Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities

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