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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This model is an agent-based population genetics simulation. The program contains the tools to conduct virtual experiments violating all the assumptions of Hardy-Weinberg theory (small population, selection, mutation, migration, and non-random...Read more

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

Play with objects on a teeter totter to learn about balance. Test what you've learned by trying the Balance Challenge game.
The primary aims of the lab are:
1) Predict how objects of various masses can be...Read more

Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Swedish, Bulgarian, Slovak, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Croatian, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16

Digital systems are everywhere. For instance, a computer is a digital system. This experiment shows the principles of digital systems and devices. This remote lab is not about science, it is about engineering (and technology): design,...Read more

Lab owner: 
Javier Garcia-Zubia,
Olga Dziabenko
Language: 
English, Arabic, Basque, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
Age range: 
14-16, 16-18, >18

Garrett Hardin (1968) described how multiple individuals acting in their own interests, while exploiting a common resource, will inevitably overexploit the resource. This model illustrates the concept in a common field where four farmers are...Read more

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

Sun 4 all is a set of experiences using the repository of Solar Images taken by the Observatory of Coimbra since 1926. There are 30 000 spectroheliograms. The primary aims of the lab are: Sun 4 all is a set of experiences using the repository of...Read more

Lab owner: 
João Fernandes
Language: 
English, Portuguese
Age range: 
Before 6, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, >18
Go-lab approved

Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!Read more

Lab owner: 
PhET Interactive Simulations
Language: 
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian, Portuguese, Greek, Slovak, Danish, Slovene, Estonian, Latvian, Basque, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Belarusian, Bosnian, Serbian
Age range: 
6-8, 8-10
Subject domain: 

The NAAP Habitable Zones Lab introduces the basic conditions thought necessary for life to exist, and explores where in the universe those conditions are most likely to be met.Read more

Lab owner: 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Astronomy Education
Language: 
English
Age range: 
12-14, 14-16, 16-18
Subject domain: 
Go-lab approved

Phase Changes are changes of state, such as the change from liquid to gas, solid to liquid, or gas to liquid. When we heat particles, why are they able to change their state?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
Go-lab approved

Demonstrates the influence of temperature, light intensity, and CO2 on photosynthesis.Read more

Lab owner: 
Kscience
Language: 
English
Age range: 
8-10, 10-12, 12-14
Subject domain: 

Explore how changing the DNA sequence can change the amino acid sequence of a protein. Proteins are composed of long strings of amino acids. Proteins are coded for in the DNA. DNA is composed of four different types of nucleotides. Converting the...Read more

Lab owner: 
Concord Consortium
Language: 
English, Italian, Russian
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18

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