Lab Techniques

How To : Use pipetting techniques in the lab

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful for learning ho ...more

How To : Perform extractions in organic chemistry

A demonstration of the technique of extraction used in Organic Chemistry labs. Separate solubles like two liquids or two solids using this technique of extraction. These demonstrations are conducted by Dr. Scott Allen, Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Physics, University of Tamp ...more

How To : Perform simple distillation in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Distill a volatile product in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Dry an organic solution in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Perform infrared spectroscopy in the chemistry lab

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How To : Do a liquid-liquid extraction in the chemistry lab

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How To : Extract with a Soxhlet in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Make up a standard solution in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Carry out a titration in the lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Measure voltage with a multimeter

This is a guided hands-on laboratory activity to help a student understand the proper and safe use of a multimeter to measure voltage using an electronic labs kit. This video guides the student through the proper techniques for measuring voltage with a multimeter.

How To : Measure current with a multimeter

This guided hands-on laboratory activity to help a student understand the proper and safe use of a multimeter to measure current using an electronic labs kit. This video guides the student through the proper techniques for measuring current with a multimeter.

How To : Perform vacuum filtration in the chemistry lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more

How To : Measure electrical resistance with a multimeter

This is a guided hands-on laboratory activity to help a student understand the proper and safe use of a multimeter to measure electrical resistance. These two video guides the student through the proper techniques for measuring resistance with a multimeter, but you'll need som ...more

How To : Perform gravity filtration in the chemistry lab

Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more

How To : Use a Dean Stark apparatus in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Perform vacuum distillation in the chemistry lab

Vacuum Distillation is a distillation carried out at reduced The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure ...more

How To : Perform steam distillation in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Perform hot filtration in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Measure melting points in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Perform simple reflux in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Perform reflux with addition in the chemistry lab

The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more

How To : Use a rotary evaporator in the chemistry lab

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How To : Weigh samples in the lab using a balance

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How To : Mix antibiotics into an a IV set up in nursing

This nursing how-to video demonstrates a Med-Advantage anitbiotic setup. This is a setup of a packaged IV with antibiotics. Follow along as Maria Cataldo, RN, shows you the proper technique for mixing the antibiotics for an IV. Practice this nursing technique in your labs.

How To : Gown for an isolation room in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to gown for isolation. Watch as our RN shows you the proper technique for gowning, gloving and how to put on a face mask. When leaving the isolation room you will remove the gown and gloves i ...more

How To : Dry style your hair with circular hairbrushes

In this video, you'll learn the art of dry-brushing your hair. If you hate blow-drying your hair, or you just haven't master the technique yet, dry-brushing in the way to go. Watch and learn what your hair can look like, already dried, with just a circular hairbrush. Brush Lab ...more

News : Welcome to The Film Lab!

This quick intro video only scratches the surface of all the DIY filmmaking technique tutorials that are waiting for you in The Film Lab -- join Mike and Rajo as they shed some light on important stuff that will help you pull together your masterpiece!

How To : Program medication calculation into an IV pump

Studying to be a nurse? Then here a technique you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to program medication calculations with the Plum IV pump. Watch the demonstration as the Plum pump calculates drip and dosage rate for the IV line. ...more

How To : Push medication through an IV in nursing

Studying to be a nurse? Then here a few techniques you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to do a medication IV push. An IV push in an important and effective way of administering medication to a patient. Watch, learn and practice d ...more

How To : Prime IV tubing for a patient in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then follow along with this how-to video to learn how to prime IV tubing for a patient. Priming IV tubing is also called clearing the IV tubing. Watch, learn and practice this technique in your nursing labs.

A Kit-of-No-Parts : "Crafting" Electronics at MIT

I recently came across this amazing MIT media lab site, Kit-of-No-Parts. Though not directly related to the content Cory has been posting, it is an interesting "craft" approach to technology/science. The site was created as documentation of a student's thesis work in the High- ...more

News : Balloon + Coffee Grounds = Robot Hands

Inspired by Cornell's new, innovative robotic gripper (a sort of shape-shifting balloon hand), Steve Norris of Norris Labs decided to go DIY and make his own home-brewed replica at a lower cost. "I constructed my own version of the Cornell University Universal Gripper using p ...more

How To : Perform a nasogastric tube insertion in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then here are a few things you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to insert a nasogastric tube in a live person. Watch the demonstration of NG insertion on a live patient. Once you pass around the septum ask the ...more

How To : Do a sterile dressing change in nursing

Going to be a nurse? Then here is one thing you should know how to do. Follow along with this nursing how-to video to learn how to do a sterile dressing change. Watch, learn and practice changing a sterile dressing during lab practice. Remember to explain procedures to patient ...more

How To : Fight methamphetamine abuse

It's an epidemic... spreading across the country from west to east. If it isn't in your community yet, it will be. Methamphetamine kills people every day and knows no boundaries. This video talks about the differences in meth types and preparation techniques to help educate pe ...more

News : Homework & Syllabus

Week 01 : 9/31 - 09/06 Read Chapters 1-2 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects Do the exercises from each chapter you read in the After Effects Book in Lab Time. Read - How To Be An Explorer of the World - Pages 1 - 37 Do exercises 1-5 - Please document these in a ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

Raspberry Pi : Physical Backdoor Part 1

This tutorial is one technique to use the full functionality of your Pi. The small size makes it ideal for inside hacks, but still has the capabilities of a average desktop or computer. I should mention that a tutorial that OTW has done, but I'm gonna take it a step further. O ...more

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