NANSLO Lab Activity Tutorials

Links to View NANSLO remote web-based science (RWSL) Video Tutorials

Each NANSLO Lab Activity uses a Remote Web-based Lab Control Panel (RWSL CP) to remotely control the scientific equipment used for a lab activity.  The following video tutorials provide show students how to use the applicable control panel.

RWSL Microscope Control Panel
RWSL Spectrophotometer -- Absorption -- Control Panel Video (Beer Lambert Law Activities, Enzymes, and Membrane Diffusion)
RWSL Helmholtz Coil Control Panel Video (Electron Charge to Mass
RWSL Spectrophotometer -- Emission -- Control Panel Video (Emission Spectroscopy)
RWSL Gas Chromatograph Control Panel Video
RWSL Photosynthesis Apparatus Control Panel Video
RWSL Titration Apparatus Control Panel Video (Acid Base Titration, Citric Acid in Popular Drinks, Colligative Properties Freezing Point Depression)
RWSL Air Track Control Pane Video (Accelerated Motion, Charge to Mass for Physics, Conservation of Motion, Uniform Motion)


Instructions for All Students Doing a
NANSLO Lab Activity
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Instructions for Students Doing a
NANSLO Lab Activity for the First Time
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Preparation Instructions for All Students

To prepare for a NANSLO lab activity, all students must have:

  1. An Internet connection on their computer.
  2. Sufficient bandwidth (for example your Internet Service Provider download speed is 5MB per second).  If you have very slow Internet access, it will have an impact on your ability to view the images being transmitted to your computer.
  3. A computer (MAC or PC) -- currently the NANSLO lab activities do not run on iPads, Notepads, or cell phones.
  4. Sufficient knowledge on how to use a computer, i.e. how to use the right and left mouse buttons, capture images using those buttons, open software such as Word to paste images captured, and identify the type of comptuer you are using such as MAC or PC.
  5. The appropriate software to view web pages (browser).  Currently, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox seem to work the best.  Chrome seems to have some issues!

First Time Users

If you are doing a NANSLO lab activity through these institutions, you must install Citrix software on your computer to access the RWSL lab interface! 

CCConline Laramie County Community College
Flathead Valley Community College Otero Junior College
Great Falls College Montana State University Pueblo Community College
Lake Area Technical College Red Rocks Community College

Follow these instructions at any time prior to accessing your assigned lab.  The NANSLO lab activities are delivered through a Citrix web environment.  Before participating in a lab, you must install a Citrix Receiver program on your computer.  This installation must only be completed once.  Without it, you CANNOT access the RWLS lab interface.  Here are brief instructions for completing this installation:

  1. You must use a Windows, Mac or Linux computer – iPads and notebooks do not currently work with the RWSL control panel. 
  2. You must have an Internet connection – a high speed connection is preferred for a more successful experience. 
  3. Open any browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and go to http://receiver.citrix.com.
  4. Click the download button and install the Citrix Receiver program. Do not open the Citrix Receiver program after installing it.

See "Installing the Citrix Receiver Program" for more detailed information on installing this software.

If you are doing a NANSLO lab activity through these institutions, the British Columbia NANSLO laboratory will provide you with instructions on how to access that NANSLO laboratory.

Kenai Peninsula College University of Alaska at Anchorage
Kodiak College University of Alaska at Anchorage

NANSLO remote web-based science (RWSL) Video Tutorials


RWSL Microscope Control Panel Video

NANSLO Lab Activities Using the Microcope

-- Introduction to Microsopy -- Histology -- Neuronal Tissue
-- Mitosis and Meiosis -- Membrane Osmosis
-- Diseased Cell -- Hematology
-- Histology - Connective Tissue -- Parasitology
-- Histology - Epithelial Tissue -- Cell Type Comparison
-- Histology -- Muscle Tissue -- Cell Type Prokaryote, Protista and Fungi
 

RWSL Spectrophotometer Control Panel Video

NANSLO Lab Activity Using this Spectrometer Setup (Absorption Spectroscopy)
 
-- Beer Lambert Law -- Beer Lambert Law - Food Dye Concentration in Sports Drinks
-- Enzymes -- Membrane Diffusion  

RWSL Helmholtz Coil Control Panel Video

NANSLO Lab Activity Using this Helmholtz Coil Setup

-- Electron Charge/Mass (Chemistry) -- Electron Charge/Mass  (Physics)

RWSL Spectrophotometer Control Panel Video

NANSLO Lab Activity Using this Spectrometer Setup (Emission Spectroscopy)

-- Emission Spectroscopy  


RWSL Gas Chromatograph Control Panel Video

NANSLO Lab Activity Using this Gas Chromatograph

-- Gas Chromatography


RWSL Photosynthesis Apparatus Control Panel Video

NANSLO Lab Activity Using this Photosynthesis Apparatus

-- Photosynthesis


RWSL Titration Apparatus Control Panel

NANSLO Lab Using this Titration Apparatus

-- Acid Base Titration -- Colligative Properties Freezing Point Depression
-- Citric Acid in Popular Drinks      

RWSL Air Track Control Panel

NANSLO Lab Using this Air Track

-- Accelerated Motion   -- Conservation of Motion 
-- Charge to Mass for Physics -- Uniform Motion 

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