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 Skiddaw Public Access

    Subject Earth Env

    A virtual field trip in the Lake District of the UK.

  • DNA quantitation

    Subject Bio Chem

    Spectrometry, micropipette, dilutions, quantitation, quality checks, controls.

  • Interactive 3D Brain (SK298)

    Subject Bio Health

    Explore the brain in 3D and other related activities.

  • Exploring nature with iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • Studying Science at the OU

    Subject Gen

    Links to Open University courses in science

  • Spirometer

    Subject Health Bio

    Use the spirometer to investigate the impact of smoking on lung function.

  • Light Harvesters

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • Quantitative PCR analysis

    Subject Bio Chem

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

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