Online Labs

The online labs aim at supporting inquiry-based learning and providing the possibility to conduct scientific experiments in a virtual environment. Importantly, the inquiry process should be well structured and scaffold to achieve optimal learning results. Scaffolding refers to support (dedicated software tools) that helps students with tasks that they cannot complete on their own. For example, they can help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, and formulate interpretations of the data.

Online laboratories can be of two kinds. Remotely-operated educational labs (remote labs) provide students with the opportunity to collect data from a real physical laboratory setup, including real equipment, from remote locations. As an alternative there are virtual labs that simulate the real equipment. Remote and virtual labs both have specific advantages for learning and can be combined to support specific learning activities. Additionaly, the Go-Lab project offers access to scientific databases, tools, and resources supporting inquiry learning activities of the students.

Please use the filters on the right to find appropriate online labs and resources for your class.

Teachers, please click propose a lab to tell us if there is a particular lab you would like to see on Golabz!

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Go-lab approved

Star in a Box is an interactive webapp which animates stars with different starting masses as they change during their lives. Some stars live fast-paced, dramatic lives, others change very little for billions of years. The webapp visualises the...Read more

Lab owner: 
Edward Gomez
Language: 
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Welsh, Arabic, Chinese
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Go-lab approved

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is...Read more

Lab owner: 
European Space Agency (ESA)
Language: 
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Go-lab approved
Atomic orbitals are mathematical functions that describe the properties of electrons in atoms.Using this lab, you will learn how to build atomic orbitals according to the...Read more
Lab owner: 
Ellinogermaniki Agogi
Language: 
English
Age range: 
16-18
Go-lab approved

The VISIR system provides an extraordinarily flexible environment in which students can construct and test different circuits. The modularity of the VISIR hardware permits for some flexibility level concerning the resources (circuit components...Read more

Lab owner: 
Christian Kreiter,
Danilo Garbi Zutin
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18

See how the equation form of Ohm's law relates to a simple circuit. Adjust the voltage and resistance, and see the current change according to Ohm's law. The sizes of the symbols in the equation change to match the circuit diagram.

Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Croatian, Latvian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18

Explore the role of pore size in the diffusion of a substance across a membrane. Diffusion is the process of a substance spreading out from its origin. Molecules diffuse through random molecular motion. Diffusion is always happening, even when a...Read more

Lab owner: 
Concord Consortium
Language: 
English, Italian
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16

Explore pressure under and above water. See how pressure changes as you change fluids, gravity, container shapes, and volume. Primary aims of the lab:

Investigate how pressure changes in air and water.

Discover how you can change...Read more

Lab owner: 
Ariel Paul,
Kathy Perkins,
Noah Podolefsky,
PhET Interactive Simulations,
Sam Reid,
Trish Loeblein
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Bulgarian, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18

Learn how friction causes a material to heat up and melt. Rub two objects together and they heat up. When one reaches the melting temperature, particles break free as the material melts away. Primary aims of the labDescribe a model for friction a...Read more

Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Croatian, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
8-10, 10-12

This lab allows, from one side to observe the relationship between the amount of energy that the battery will store and the luminosity of the bulb and the position of the...Read more

Lab owner: 
Antonio Jesus Irízar López,
Irene Lequerica Zorrozua,
María de los Ángeles Cañas
Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16
Go-lab approved

Create your own shapes using colorful blocks and explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Compare the area and perimeter of two shapes side-by-side. Challenge yourself in the game screen to build shapes or find the area of funky...Read more

Lab owner: 
Amanda McGarry,
Ariel Paul,
Beth Stade,
Bryce Gruneich,
John Blanco,
Karina K.R. Hensberry,
Kathy Perkins,
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Slovak, Danish, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Serbian
Age range: 
6-8, 8-10, 10-12
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