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

Make sparks fly with John Travoltage. Wiggle Johnnie's foot and he picks up charges from the carpet. Bring his hand close to the door knob and get rid of the excess charge.

Sample Learning Goals

Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14
Go-lab approved

The Gas Laws bring together temperature, volume and pressure and help us to see how these factors are related.Read more

Lab owner: 
Dr. Bruce Homer,
Dr. Catherine Milne,
Dr. Jan Plass,
Dr. Trace Jordan
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Subject domain: 

In 1962, Rachel Carson published 'Silent Spring', which drew attention to how the use of pesticides was indirectly decimating bird populations by causing thinning of egg-shells. This model illustrates how DDT in near-shore waters accumulates in a...Read more

Lab owner: 
Thomas C. Jones
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18

The WorldWide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. WorldWide...Read more

Lab owner: 
Microsoft
Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18

HYPATIA is an event analysis tool for data collected by the ATLAS experiment of the LHC at CERN. Its goal is to allow high school and university students to visualize the complexity of the hadron - hadron interactions through the graphical...Read more

Lab owner: 
Christine Kourkoumelis
Language: 
English, French, German, Greek
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18, >18

The Our Acidifying Ocean lab explores the chemistry of ocean acidification and its impacts on sea urchin larvae through interactive models, a virtual lab bench, and a microscope measurement tool. The primary aims of the lab are: Our virtual labs...Read more

Lab owner: 
Géraldine Fauville,
Jason Hodin ,
Pam Miller
Language: 
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18

Learn about the physics of resistance in a wire. Change its resistivity, length, and area to see how they affect the wire's resistance. The sizes of the symbols in the equation change along with the diagram of a wire. Primary aims:

Lab owner: 
Michael Dubson,
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, Hindi, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16

This lab allow the user to study how the eolic energy can be used in order to generate another type of enegry, in this case electrical energy which can then be used.

There are several parameters that the user will be able to modify in...Read more

Lab owner: 
Antonio Jesus Irízar López,
Irene Lequerica Zorrozua,
María de los Ángeles Cañas
Language: 
English
Age range: 
8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16

'Planets' is a web app created to help understanding the night sky. Unsurprisingly it's focused only on Solar System planets and our Moon.Read more

Lab owner: 
Eloy Villasclaras
Language: 
English
Age range: 
Before 6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Subject domain: 

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