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.

  • t-Test

    Subject Maths Bio

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

  • Body tissues under the microscope (SDK100)

    Subject Health Bio

    For use in OU Module SDK100 Topic 2 Activity 2.1

  • Maps and landforms

    Subject Env Earth

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

  • Flame test II

    Subject Chem

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

  • PIRATE facility

    Subject Astro Phys

    Remote-access astronomical observatory.

  • Variation in vegetation: the heather hypothesis

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    Sample virtual transects to gather data on species of heather.

  • The Interactive Brain

    Subject Bio Health

    Explore the brain and its different regions using 3D animations.

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