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)

  • A-level: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio

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

  • The Digital Geology Kit

    Subject Earth Env

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

  • Ecological interactions on iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

    Discover & record the ecological interactions among species.

  • Low pressure plasma

    Subject Phys

    Similarity scaling for breakdown and extinction with p x d

  • Pesticide analysis with GC-MS

    Subject Chem Env Health

    Finding environmental pesticides by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.

  • Studying Science at the OU

    Subject Gen

    Links to Open University courses in science

  • Flame test II

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • Exploring nature with iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

    Identify anything in nature - a guide to help you develop your skills and interest in nature.

  • S288 Labcast 1 replay

    Subject Gen

    Introduction to S288 from the lab (recorded on Monday 3 Feb 2014)

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