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)

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

  • Fine Beam Tube

    Subject Phys Astro

    Access to real data from which users can determine a fundamental electron property.

  • Histology & histopathology

    Subject Bio Health

    A collection of 320 annotated slides covering basic histology and histopathology.

  • Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Map and record Britain's trees using Citizen Science.

  • Treezilla: map the trees in your street

    Subject Env Bio

    Map the trees in your neighbourhood and see their environmental benefits.

  • Sorting out soils

    Subject Env Bio Chem

    Examine the physical and chemical characteristics of soil.

  • Variation in vegetation: the heather hypothesis

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    Sample virtual transects to gather data on species of heather.

  • VM for Earth sciences

    Subject Earth Env

    Examine 3D specimens and microscope images of rocks, meteorites & moon rocks.

  • Sedimentary Cyprus

    Subject Earth

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

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