Just joined your advisor’s lab and don’t want to admit you don’t know how to use a fume hood? Teaching a laboratory class, and want to provide a resource for your students? Or are you needing to replicate another researcher’s protocol for removing mice mammaries? The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) is a very interesting repository (and well-produced) of video procedures, from the introductory to the advanced.
The advanced techniques are the bread and butter of the site, which is actually a peer-reviewed scientific video journal (Pub Med indexed), with posts from researchers on carbon nanotube fabrication to specialized mouse dissections.
However, they just launched a new science education video database, which is probably of more interest to the audience of this blog. From their press release:
The new Science Education database features collections of instructional videos designed to help teachers provide visual examples of basic laboratory techniques and to help students learn through clear demonstrations that they may review as often as necessary throughout their course and subsequent classes.
The Science Education database has launched with two collections, General Laboratory Techniques and Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Says Moshe Pritsker, CEO of JoVE. “Instead of a single demonstration during class, students will be able to view the instruction repeatedly and learn at their own pace. This will not only increase their speed of learning and depth of knowledge, but also decrease the waste of laboratory and educational resources for universities and colleges”
The Science Education database is now available at www.jove.com/science-education-collection