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)

  • Eating for energy

    Subject Env Bio

    An investigation into why greater horseshoe bats are so rare in Britain today.

  • Field Network System

    Subject Env Bio Earth

    A portable network infrastructure for fieldwork.

  • Comparing ecosystem benefits with Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Investigation of environmental benefits of different types of tree.

  • Graph plotter

    Subject Gen

    Import your own data to create graphs.

  • Radio Telescope: ARROW

    Subject Astro Phys

    Robotically directed receiver tuned to radio emission from hydrogen in the Milky Way.

  • Sorting out soils

    Subject Env Bio Chem

    Examine the physical and chemical characteristics of soil.

  • Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Map and record Britain's trees using Citizen Science.

  • Elementary flame test

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

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