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)

  • Ecological interactions on iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

    Discover & record the ecological interactions among species.

  • Studying Science at the OU

    Subject Gen

    Links to Open University courses in science

  • 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.

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

  • Flame test II

    Subject Chem Phys

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

  • Adipose tissue: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio Health

    A collection of annotated slides covering adipose tissue.

  • S288 Labcast 1 replay

    Subject Gen

    Introduction to S288 from the lab (recorded on Monday 3 Feb 2014)

  • Explore the Moon with nQuire

    Subject Earth

    Investigate samples of Moon rock with our Virtual Microscope.

  • OpenSTEM Labs

    Subject Gen

    Showcase for the HEFCE STEM Capital project

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