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)

  • The Digital Geology Kit

    Subject Earth Env

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

  • Hominid skull evolution

    Subject Bio Earth Env

    Explore the features of a collection of hominid skulls and take measurements that will enable you to determine the evolutionary relationships between them, investigating the march of bipedalism through the fossil record.

  • Histology & histopathology

    Subject Bio Health

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

  • Blue Planet II labcasts

    Subject Earth Env

    Catch-up recordings of live interactive broadcasts

  • Sorting out soils

    Subject Env Bio Chem

    Examine the physical and chemical characteristics of soil.

  • Studying Science at the OU

    Subject Gen

    Links to Open University courses in science

  • The OpenSTEMLabs

    Subject Gen

    Facts, figures and videos about the OpenSTEMLabs

  • Body tissues under the microscope (SDK100)

    Subject Health Bio

    For use in OU Module SDK100 Topic 2 Activity 2.1

  • Planets and moons labcasts (S283, Moons MOOC)

    Subject Astro

    Catch-up recordings of live interactive broadcasts

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