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Lab Exercise

The process of conducting a test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried. It is used in a course to provide students with a hands-on learning experience that allows them to discover content relevant to the course. It contains a listing of materials required to complete the exercise.

Each Submission Must include:

  1. Title
  2. Author
  3. Description
  4. Learning goals for the item
  5. Appropriate audience
  6. A list of key references (cited or suggested)
  7. A list of credits (if appropriate)
  8. Keywords (separate keywords or phrases with a comma)
  9. Source URL (if item is stored online) OR
  10. PDF file for upload
  11. Supporting presentational materials.*
  12. A basic set of questions or an assignment.**

Review Criteria


  1. The material presented is accurate, scientifically correct.
  2. Stated learning goals are appropriately addressed.
  3. The material is appropriate for the target audience.
  4. Material can be easily incorporated by others.
  5. Appropriate references are cited.                                                 


  1. The format is appropriate for a presentation of the subject matter.
  2. The text is clearly written and easily understood.
  3. Graphics/multimedia elements are appropriate and enhance learning of the subject matter.
  4. Length is appropriate for the subject matter covered.
  5. There is an element of creativity and/or originality.

*Supporting presentation materials include: PowerPoint, YouTube video or other presentation item(s) that supplement the lab exercise.

**A Basic Set of Questions or an Assignment designed to demonstrate student mastery of the stated learning outcomes.