ChemCrafter is a free iPad app that students can use to create a virtual chemistry lab to conduct virtual experiments. ChemCrafter is designed as a series of three interactive books. Each book contains a series of lab tutorials for conducting experiments. As students work through the experiments they earn virtual coins which can be redeemed for more lab materials to use subsequent experiments. Students have to complete each experiment successfully before moving on to the next one in the book. Each book has to be completed before a new book is unlocked. ChemCrafter provides a brief explanation of the reactions in each completed experiment.
When you first open ChemCrafter you’ll probably be struck by the feeling that the graphics came straight-out of the 1960’s. Take a look at the video below to see what I mean.