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)

  • Variation in vegetation: the heather hypothesis

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    Sample virtual transects to gather data on species of heather.

  • A-level: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio

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

  • Eating for energy

    Subject Env Bio

    An investigation into why greater horseshoe bats are so rare in Britain today.

  • Optical Microscope

    Subject Gen Bio Earth Env

    Remote access to microscope loaded with demonstration slides: rock thin-section, beetle, plant stem (x2) and fruit fly's wing.

  • t-Test

    Subject Maths Bio

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

  • Maps and landforms

    Subject Env Earth

    Learn how to interpret maps and how to use a compass.

  • Graph plotter

    Subject Gen

    Import your own data to create graphs.

  • Planets and moons labcasts (S283, Moons MOOC)

    Subject Astro

    Catch-up recordings of live interactive broadcasts

  • Quantitative PCR analysis

    Subject Bio Chem

    Real time PCR, human CYP2D6 gene variants, gene copy number, controls, population analysis.

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