The OpenScience Laboratory

An initiative of The Open University and The Wolfson Foundation

This online laboratory brings interactive practical science to students anywhere and anytime the internet is available. The laboratory features investigations based on on-screen instruments, remote access experiments and virtual scenarios using real data. Several activities are available to all, while others are available only to registered users.

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All experiments (filtered; page 1 of 4)

  • Elementary flame test

    Subject Chem Phys

    A simple demonstration of the characteristic colours produced by metallic salts in flames.

  • OpenScience Observatory: measuring the Milky Way

    Subject Astro Maths Phys

    Measuring the Milky Way using a simulated astronomical telescope.

  • A-level: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio

    A collection of slides covering animal and plant tissues in the school curriculum.

  • Field Network System

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    A portable network infrastructure for fieldwork.

  • t-Test

    Subject Maths Bio

    Determine if two sets of data are significantly different from each other.

  • The Digital Geology Kit

    Subject Earth Env

    View mineral, rock and fossil specimens in high-quality images and videos.

  • PIRATE facility

    Subject Astro Phys

    Remote-access astronomical observatory.

  • Light Harvesters

    Subject Env Bio

    Value the trees in your neighbourhood and see their environmental benefits using Treezilla.

  • Sedimentary Cyprus

    Subject Earth

    Virtual hand specimens of rocks from the Pakhna and Lefkara formations.

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