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)

  • Low pressure plasma

    Subject Phys

    Similarity scaling for breakdown and extinction with p x d

  • Flame test II

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • 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.

  • OpenScience Observatory: measuring the Milky Way

    Subject Astro Maths Phys

    Measuring the Milky Way using a simulated astronomical telescope.

  • Histology & histopathology

    Subject Bio Health

    A collection of 320 annotated slides covering basic histology and histopathology.

  • OpenSTEM Labs

    Subject Gen

    Showcase for the HEFCE STEM Capital project

  • Field Network System

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    A portable network infrastructure for fieldwork.

  • Graph plotter

    Subject Gen

    Import your own data to create graphs.

  • Maps and landforms

    Subject Env Earth

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

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