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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If you close this box, you can still see it at any time by clicking About from the main header above.

All experiments (filtered; page 1 of 6)

  • Light Harvesters

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • Launch Pad: Orbits

    Subject Astro Eng Phys

    'Space' Award for Air Cadets: Investigation of orbital mechanics

  • OEL Video Test

    Subject Eng

    Welcome to the video test for the OpenEngineering Lab. This is designed to check that your computer/tablet and network combination can successfully connect to the resources in the laboratory.

  • Studying Science at the OU

    Subject Gen

    Links to Open University courses in science

  • Blue Planet II labcasts

    Subject Earth Env

    Catch-up recordings of live interactive broadcasts

  • Optical Microscope

    Subject Gen Bio Earth Env Mat

    Remote access to microscope ready loaded with a wide variety of slides.

  • Launch Pad: Satellites

    Subject Phys Eng

    'Space' Award for Air Cadets: Identification and tracking of the objects orbiting the Earth

  • Virtual petrographic microscope

    Subject Earth Env

    Thin rock sections viewed under a polarising microscope.

  • Pendulum (T212)

    Subject Elec Eng

    Set the values for the driving motor of a pendulum and observe its dynamic behaviour.

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