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 5)

  • Elementary flame test

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • Compton scattering

    Subject Phys

    Remotely controlled Compton scattering: relativistic dynamics and the electron mass.

  • Field Network System

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    A portable network infrastructure for fieldwork.

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

  • A-level: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio

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

  • t-Test

    Subject Maths Bio

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

  • Comparing ecosystem benefits with Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Investigation of environmental benefits of different types of tree.

  • Sedimentary rocks and fossils

    Subject Earth

    A reference set of hand specimens.

  • Quantitative PCR analysis

    Subject Bio Chem

    Real time PCR, human CYP2D6 gene variants, gene copy number, controls, population analysis.

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