Pre-lab instruction to insure good laboratory technique and proper usage of equipment is a common practice. Software to support pre-lab work was developed within Bristol ChemLabS, University of Bristol, UK has been in use for 5 years. The impact it has had has been recognized through a national award, distribution of a resource to all UK secondary schools by the Royal Society of Chemistry (in association with Pfizer) and the commercialization of elements through Foundation Chemistry LabSkills in use worldwide. The UK's Higher Education Academy is now funding a project to produce a software resource to support the transition between High School and first year undergraduate in the understanding of key practical skills in both physics and biology. An international committee has identified key areas of prelab instruction in physics and seeks additional feedback.
|Title of host publication||Association of American Physics Teachers|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|