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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How do strong and weak acids differ? Use lab tools on your computer to find out! Dip the paper or the probe into solution to measure the pH, or put in the electrodes to measure the conductivity. Then see how concentration and strength affect pH.

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In this lab, pupils can simulate the impact of an object (e.g., an asteroid) on the Earth, Moon or Mars. They can vary parameters such as the diameter, density and velocity of the projectile and see the characteristics of the resulting crater.

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There is an updated version of this lab. This simulation demonstrates the influence of temperature, light intensity, and CO2 on photosynthesis.

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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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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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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 and activities serve many purposes.

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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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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 grazing cattle.

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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 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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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 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 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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The microscope base contains samples of stem, root, fruit, seed, flower and leaf. The user can switch between samples, and more details about the the part of the plant chosen are shown. 

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Stimulate a neuron and monitor what happens. Pause, rewind, and move forward in time in order to observe the ions as they move across the neuron membrane.  

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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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Observe and interact with microscopic organism in real time.

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As the name suggests, this model simulates the foraging behavior of two predator species. Predators forage and gain energy from prey while using energy to move.  The model tracks the mean and standard deviation in energy for each species.

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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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This lab is an abridged Html5 version of the Flash-based Photolab. It has been optimized to work with tablet computers.

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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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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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Explore the role of permeable membrane in diffusion. Diffusion is the process of a substance spreading out from its origin. Molecules diffuse through random molecular motion.

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The computed tomography (CT) is a technique, by which two-dimensional images of a body without perturbing superposition of the structures of the body can be produced.

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Our objective is to show experimentally that light is necessary for photosynthesis. Students can vary the distance from the light source and the colour of filter. Learning Outcomes

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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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A simple model allowing the user to demonstrate the effect of various factors on an enzyme catalysed reaction. The model isn't really robust enough to generate meaningful data but it does show the general effect of the factors and helps students visualise the reaction.

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Express yourself through your genes!

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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 simulation visualizes the process of diffusion accross a semipermeable membrane and helps to explore the role of this phenomenon in body functioning.

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Students working at a distance in two different ILSs share a simulation similar to the Rate of Photosynthesis Lab, but are able to control only one of two variables (lamp intensity or the season of the year).

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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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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.

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This lab, through an experimental set-up, shows that carbon dioxide is released during aerobic respiration. This lab can also be used to study the effect of temperature on the rate of respiration.