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)

  • Ecological interactions on iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

    Discover & record the ecological interactions among species.

  • Sedimentary rocks and fossils

    Subject Earth

    A reference set of hand specimens.

  • Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Map and record Britain's trees using Citizen Science.

  • t-Test

    Subject Maths Bio

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

  • Elementary flame test

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

  • Igneous & metamorphic rock

    Subject Earth

    Hand specimens and slabs of rocks and minerals found in the Lake District.

  • The Interactive Brain

    Subject Bio Health

    Explore the brain and its different regions using 3D animations.

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