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)

  • Force concept inventory

    Subject Phys

    This experiment seeks to investigate whether students' performance on the Force Concept Inventory is the same when the questions are asked as free-text questions rather than as mutliple-choice questions.

  • Igneous & metamorphic rock

    Subject Earth

    Hand specimens and slabs of rocks and minerals found in the Lake District.

  • Light Harvesters

    Subject Env Bio

    Value the trees in your neighbourhood and see their environmental benefits using Treezilla.

  • PIRATE facility

    Subject Astro Phys

    Remote-access astronomical observatory.

  • Maps and landforms

    Subject Env Earth

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

  • S288 Labcast 1 replay

    Subject Gen

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

  • Leaf Structure as Environment Indicator

    Subject Env Bio

    Microscopic study of leaf structure relating to environment

  • Pesticide analysis with GC-MS

    Subject Chem Env Health

    Finding environmental pesticides by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.

  • Exploring nature with iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

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

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