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)

  • Adipose tissue: virtual microscope

    Subject Bio Health

    A collection of annotated slides covering adipose tissue.

  • The Interactive Brain

    Subject Bio Health

    Explore the brain and its different regions using 3D animations.

  • Optical Microscope

    Subject Gen Bio Earth Env

    Remote access to microscope loaded with demonstration slides: rock thin-section, beetle, plant stem (x2) and fruit fly's wing.

  • Fine Beam Tube

    Subject Phys Astro

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

  • Comparing ecosystem benefits with Treezilla

    Subject Env Bio

    Investigation of environmental benefits of different types of tree.

  • Introducing Baxter

    Subject Robo Eng
  • 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 can send and receive video and data from your current location.

  • Histology & histopathology

    Subject Bio Health

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

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