Online labs provide your students with the possibility to conduct scientific experiments in an online environment. Remotely-operated labs (remote labs) offer an opportunity to experiment with real equipment from remote locations. Virtual labs simulate the scientific equipment. Data sets present data from already performed lab experiments. Please use the filters on the right to find appropriate online labs for your class. Labs can be combined with dedicated Apps to create Inquiry Learning Spaces (ILSs).

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Demonstrate the evolution of the drosophila melanogaster along various generations. The flies are genetically modified.

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This model simulates MacArthur & Wilson's 1963 Island Biogeography Equilibrium paper. You can run virtual experiments manipulating the following: island size, distance from mainland, habitat type, and species types (e.g. birds, arthropods, etc.).

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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 mating).

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Knowing how many individuals are in a population can be critical. How can you tell how many there are when there are too many to count? This model simulates a pond of tadpoles. The population size can be estimated in three ways: direct sampling, sampling with removal, and mark/recapture.

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This model simulates Endler's 1980 classic experiment on the balance of sexual selection and natural selection. In guppies, females prefer to mate with males that have lots of spots, but those males are more easily seen by predators.

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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.

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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.

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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 compete for resources.

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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.

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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 mRNA copy is made of the DNA.

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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 mating).

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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 trees become dark and the light moths stand out.

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This model is an adaptation of the classic experiment conducted by Peter Buri (1956), which documented genetic drift in laboratory populations of Drosophila.

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Connell's 1961 classic competition experiment is modeled. You can explore the fundamental and realized niches of two species of barnacles, Chthamalus and Balanus. One species can grow at a wider range in depth but can be outcompeted, while the other species is limited to deeper rock.

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This simple model simulates seining a stream for animal life. Sixteen species of;invertebrates wash down the stream. When the seine is open they may get caught and separated into buckets.

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This model is an adaptation of the classic experiment conducted by Peter Buri (1956), which documented genetic drift in laboratory populations of Drosophila.

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Experimentation with nutrients and houseplants.

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This lab is an abridged Html5 version of the Java applet lab Sexual Selection in Guppies. It has been optimized to work with tablet computers.

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This model simulates foraging behavior of honeybees. It is designed to illustrate Charnov's (1976) Marginal Value Theorem, which predicts how long an animal should forage in a given patch. The user can modify environmental conditions and the time-per-flower for two different bees.

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This lab helps to identify the sequences within a DNA region that encode proteins. DNA can be read in six possible reading frames, 3 in the forward direction and 3 in the reverse direction.

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Explore how an mRNA copy is made of DNA. Protein complexes separate the DNA helix to allow complementary mRNA nucleotides to bind to the DNA sequence. The pairing of nucleotides is very specific.The primary aim of the lab is:1) To learn about DNA and nucleotides 

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This model illustrates resource-limited population growth. Populations have a per-capita growth rate and carrying capacity. Two populations are compared on three graphs: N vs time, dN/dt vs N, and dN/Ndt vs N.

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Explore how a protein is made from an mRNA sequence. In translation, the mRNA leaves the nucleus and attaches to a ribosome. Transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules bring amino acids to the ribosome.

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What do our genes tell us? Why is knowing how to read the information they contain so important? Genes contain the most valued life secrets about everyone and scientists have already begun to decode and interpret them.

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Many animals are at risk of being eaten by other animals. Such an animal must balance food intake with predation risk. These models simulate Pulliam's (1973) vigilance model, which suggests that feeding in flocks is advantageous. Collective - Foraging juncos can be attacked by a Cooper's Hawk.

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Would you like to find out more about neurons and their functions? What is a synapse and what role to neurotransmitters play? Did you know that our mental health depends on them? In this game, you'll be able to make a person jump up by making a target neuron transmit signals.

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Many animals are at risk of being eaten by other animals. Such an animal must balance food intake with predation risk. These models simulate Pulliam's (1973) vigilance model, which suggests that feeding in flocks is advantageous. Individual - Individual parameters can be adjusted.

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Would you like to help cure Nadia's cancer while discovering how all the different treatments for this disease work? You'll use all the different treatments available to eliminate cancer cells circulating in Nadia's bloodstream in this game.

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Set up and run experiments with fruit flies. The crosses offered include epistasis of genes.

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How would you like to implement a health programme to help control malaria? In this game, you'll help to control and reduce the number of people affected by malaria in a village in Africa.

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Can you detect moles which could be suspicious and might develop melanoma? Play the game and detect the suspect moles. You'll find out which factors increase the risk of melanoma and how it can be prevented. 

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How does HIV infect us and how to current drugs on the market help control the infection? In this game you'll have to treat a patient infected with HIV. You'll need to pass all 4 rounds with questions and mini-games in order to control the infection.

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Some obese people with large amounts of belly fat are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, due to insulin resistance. In this game, we invite you to move the insulin towards the cell receptors so that they glucose transporters are activated. Let's see if you can do it!

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Would you like to participate in the process involved in developing a drug from its initial design up to when it is brought onto the market? You'll need to find the best candidate and carry out animal and human testing before the drug can be approved and sold.

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This is an updated version of an existing lab. It includes some theoretical background information and the lab which simulates MacArthur & Wilson's 1963 Island Biogeography Equilibrium paper.

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This is an updated version of the existing lab. It includes some theoretical background and the online lab, which allows students to conduct virtual experiments violating all the assumptions of Hardy-Weinberg theory (small population, selection, mutation, migration, and non-random mating).

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Students working at a distance in two different ILSs share a simulation of rabbit genetics. Changes made in one version of the simulation are simultaneously shown in the other version. However, in one version, there are black rabbits and in the other version white rabbits.

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This is an updated version of an existing lab. It includes some theoretical background information and the online lab which models Connell's 1961 classic competition experiment. Students can explore the fundamental and realized niches of two species of barnacles, Chthamalus and Balanus.