Doing a lab with LMN-Lab seems exactly like performing a traditional lab, except that you have a screen between yourself and your hands. However, instead of having real components, the screen displays virtual chemicals in the beakers. When triggering a chemical reaction, the visualization of it will be displayed on the screen.
Learning by doing is important to connect theory with applications in the real world. LMN-Lab is designed to give students a realistic experience.
Students can perform practices at any time, including chemistry experiments that are not currently performed in school.
Since all chemical compounds are virtual, LMN-Lab offers a safer lab environment - for both students and teachers.
Teachers can focus on the content of the practices and do not need to worry about students getting injured by hazardous chemicals.
LMN-Lab reduces chemical waste and the use of hazardous materials in schools settings.
It uses already existing technology, meaning that only kinect and any kind of screen is needed to perform labs.
Since the student sees the manipulation and reactions on the screen, some of the possibilities that LMN-Lab offers are:
LMN-Lab can be adapted to other relevant lab practices and for other natural science subjects. Its simplicity allows it to be easily introduced in schools, as well as for university settings. The idea that it can be used for research, training and even adapted to perform labs at home is a path that LMN-Lab can take in the future.