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)

  • Sorting out soils

    Subject Env Bio Chem

    Examine the physical and chemical characteristics of soil.

  • Ecological interactions on iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

    Discover & record the ecological interactions among species.

  • Flame test II

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • t-Test

    Subject Maths Bio

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

  • Field Network System

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    A portable network infrastructure for fieldwork.

  • Mt Teide geology

    Subject Earth Astro

    Virtual microscope slides of thin sections

  • Quantitative PCR analysis

    Subject Bio Chem

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

  • Virtual Skiddaw: 3D geology field trip

    Subject Earth Env

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

  • The Digital Geology Kit

    Subject Earth Env

    View mineral, rock and fossil specimens in high-quality images and videos.

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