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)

  • OEL Video Test

    Subject Eng

    Welcome to the video test for the OpenEngineering Lab. This is designed to check that your computer/tablet and network combination can successfully connect to the resources in the laboratory.

  • Igneous & metamorphic rock

    Subject Earth

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

  • Adipose tissue: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio Health

    A collection of annotated slides covering adipose tissue.

  • Blue Planet II labcasts

    Subject Earth Env

    Catch-up recordings of live interactive broadcasts

  • Light Harvesters

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • Comparing ecosystem benefits with Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Investigation of environmental benefits of different types of tree.

  • Spirometer

    Subject Health Bio

    Use the spirometer to investigate the impact of smoking on lung function.

  • A-level: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio

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

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