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.

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Explore how hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions cause proteins to fold into specific shapes. Proteins, made up of amino acids, are used for many different purposes in the cell. The cell is an aqueous (water-filled) environment. Some amino...Read more

Lab owner: 
Concord Consortium
Language: 
English, Italian, Greek
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Go-lab approved

Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions '.....Read more

Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Go-lab approved

Kinetic Molecular Theory describes the behaviour of tiny gas particles, which are too small to be seen even with the strongest microscope. Kinetic means "motion," so the theory is all about particles moving!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: 

This virtual lab works as an interactive plot of 3D vectors. The user can observe how two vectors are related to their resultant, difference and cross product.Read more

Lab owner: 
Academo.org
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Subject domain: 

"The thicker the glass, the darker the brew, the less the light that passes through." Make colorful concentrated and dilute solutions and explore how much light they absorb and transmit using a virtual spectrophotometer!

...Read more

Lab owner: 
Chris Malley,
Julia Chamberlain,
Kathy Perkins,
Kelly Lancaster,
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16

Explore how the code embedded in DNA is translated into a protein. The process of converting the information in DNA into protein is a two-step process, involving transcription and translation. In transcription, an...Read more

Lab owner: 
Concord Consortium
Language: 
English, Italian
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Go-lab approved

Diffusion describes how particles of matter move through other liquids and gases (including air). Diffusion explains how the mass of particles and temperature are related to how quickly particles spread out over an area.Read more

Lab owner: 
Dr. Bruce Homer,
Dr. Catherine Milne,
Dr. Jan Plass,
Dr. Trace Jordan
Language: 
English
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Subject domain: 

This model simulates the classic example of natural selection on color patterns in peppered moths (Biston betularia). When air pollution is low, lichens cover the trees and the light moths are well camouflaged. When air pollution is high, the...Read more

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

It's possible to set the sun to different positions. So you can measure the length of shadows and can describe the same ratios.Read more

Lab owner: 
Soeren Werneburg
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Danish, Dutch, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgeois, Northern Sami, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbo Croatian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16

This model is a simulation which draws upon Gauss' (1934) classic experiments with protists. In this virtual petri dish, you can add bacteria, two species of Paramecium, and a predator. The two Paramecium (P. aurelia & P. bursaria) species...Read more

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

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