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 4)

  • Histology & histopathology

    Subject Bio Health

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

  • The Digital Geology Kit

    Subject Earth Env

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

  • Sedimentary rocks and fossils

    Subject Earth

    A reference set of hand specimens.

  • Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Map and record Britain's trees using Citizen Science.

  • Fine Beam Tube

    Subject Phys Astro

    Access to real data from which users can determine a fundamental electron property.

  • Light Harvesters

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • nQuire authoring tool

    Subject Gen

    Create, modify and manage scientific investigations with nQuire.

  • A-level: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio

    A collection of slides covering animal and plant tissues in the school curriculum.

  • VM for Earth sciences

    Subject Earth Env

    Examine 3D specimens and microscope images of rocks, meteorites & moon rocks.

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