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)

  • Leaf Structure as Environment Indicator

    Subject Env Bio

    Microscopic study of leaf structure relating to environment

  • Launch Pad: Rocketry

    Subject Eng Phys

    'Space' Award for Air Cadets: Investigating the vertical range of sky rockets

  • DNA quantitation

    Subject Bio Chem

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

  • Subject Gen

      The OpenSTEM Labs         Outstanding Digital Innovation     2017

    THE Leadership & Management Awards

  • Studying Science at the OU

    Subject Gen

    Links to Open University courses in science

  • PIRATE facility

    Subject Astro Phys

    Remote-access astronomical observatory.

  • Body tissues under the microscope (SDK100)

    Subject Health Bio

    For use in OU Module SDK100 Topic 2 Activity 2.1

  • Exploring nature with iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • Spirometer

    Subject Health Bio

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

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