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)

  • Pesticide analysis with GC-MS

    Subject Chem Env Health

    Finding environmental pesticides by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.

  • Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Map and record Britain's trees using Citizen Science.

  • Optical Microscope

    Subject Gen Bio Earth Env Mat

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

  • Launch Pad: Rover

    Subject Eng

    'Space' Award for Air Cadets: Lunar rover

  • Exploring nature with iSpot

    Subject Env Bio

    Identify anything in nature - a guide to help you develop your skills and interest in nature.

  • Eating for energy

    Subject Env Bio

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

  • Blue Planet II labcasts

    Subject Earth Env

    Catch-up recordings of live interactive broadcasts

  • Body tissues under the microscope (SDK100)

    Subject Health Bio

    For use in OU Module SDK100 Topic 2 Activity 2.1

  • Leaf Structure as Environment Indicator

    Subject Env Bio

    Microscopic study of leaf structure relating to environment

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