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)

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

  • PIRATE facility

    Subject Astro Phys

    Remote-access astronomical observatory.

  • 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.

  • A-Level Virtual microscopy

    Subject Bio Env Gen Health

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

  • Elementary flame test

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • Graph plotter

    Subject Gen

    Import your own data to create graphs.

  • Field Network System

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    A portable network infrastructure for fieldwork.

  • Leaf Structure as Environment Indicator

    Subject Env Bio

    Microscopic study of leaf structure relating to environment

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