The Software :
Vendor: Model Science Software. It is dedicated to developing advance simulation
software for use in education.
The Software :
• Short Description:
ChemLab for windows is an interactive simulation of a chemistry lab. Common
Lab equipment and procedures are used to simulate the steps involved in performing a
chemistry lab experiment. Each lab simulation is contained in a separate loadable
simulation module, thus many different labs are possible using the common lab
The purpose of evaluation :
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate ChemLab software in different
technical and pedagogical aspects in order to develop this software and
understand the students need.
The Target Audience:
The target audience of this evaluation is group of students from
grade 7th to 10th in public schools.
No. Elements Degree
3 2 1
۱ Easy procedure for modifying, adding or updating content
2 Clearly stated objective
3 Systematic reviewed of learned materials
4 The ChemLab software is simple to use
5 Timing is self-paced and fixable
6 Way to go back one step or go back to the main menu
7 Font is large enough
8 Style and graphics are suitable
9 Voice are intelligible
10 Helpful message to aid in the correction errors
11 The content of ChemLab software is free from spelling and grammatical
12 The Language of ChemLab software is suitable
13 Chemlab support for plug-in lab simulations extensions
14 Demonstration mode, allows user to capture and replay a simulation.
15 Lab Wizard steps users through process of new lab creation
16 Expandable chemical database allows users to add new chemicals to
17 The users can download updates and new Lab simulations from the
Model Science web site.
۱۸ Be capable of being used interactively as well as allowing complete runs.
۱۹ Allow users to write and incorporate their own routines.
۲۰ Permit interactive debugging.