Tata ClassEdge, the provider of innovative technology-based learning solutions for schools, has partnered with LabInApp, an organisation that specialises in experiential science learning. LabInApp is a 3D interactive virtual laboratory tool that focuses on virtual experiments to enable understanding of scientific concepts.
This partnership will enable students and teachers to perform science experiments on computers or mobile devices, without dependency on an actual laboratory. “This will allow students to prepare for the practical examinations, which have 20% weightage for each of the science subjects,” the company said in a statement. LabInApp will be available for students from 9th to 12th standard. With over 250 experiments available through LabInApp, students will be able to conduct practicals virtually for physics, chemistry and biology. They will have the liberty to change the dimensions or measurements of a particular experiment and then observe the changes that take place.
Nirav Khambhati, CEO of Tata ClassEdge, said, “This partnership is our endeavour to improve the practical experience of doing scientific experiments among students and enable them to perform better. This will further strengthen their learning experience and eliminate barriers such as the availability of a physical laboratory or equipment. With LabInApp, there is no restriction on the number of times a student can conduct an experiment with varying parameters—an effective way to encourage scientific temperament and cement understanding.”
“We are excited to partner with Tata ClassEdge to provide 3D technology to students,” added Pavan Shinde, co-founder & CEO of LabInApp. “At present, LabInApp has more than 250 science experiments for secondary and high school students of CBSE and ICSE. Through this partnership with Tata ClassEdge, we intend to expand our services to the 1,300 schools where Tata ClassEdge is present.”
LabInApp can also act as a teaching tool and enhance the ability of a teacher to deliver live demonstration of experiments in a controlled environment. The teacher can explain concepts in a 3D representation, revise the practicals in class and carry out experiments without worrying about the availability of lab resources.