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).
In the Electrical Circuit Lab students can create their own electrical circuits and do measurements on it. In the circuits the students can use resistors, light bulbs, switches, capacitors and coils. The circuits can be powered by a AC/DC power supply or batteries.
This lab allows the user to visualise the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. It is possible to change properties of the objects in order to see how that changes the gravitational force between them.
In Splash students can create objects from object properties like mass, volume, and density, and drop these objects in a tube filled with a fluid.
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.
A drawing-based learning environment for the gears domain. The primary aims of the lab are: Let students to explore the ways in which gears and chains transmit motion.
How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas! Primary aims of the lab:
Bond (from bonding in chemistry) helps students learn about solubility and precipitation of salts. Bond contains a database with thousands of salts and the most common ions, with information about solubility and colours. The setup is similar to what students would do in a real chemistry lab.
Explore the forces at work when pulling against a cart,and pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects.Aims of the lab:
Students are asked to make predictions on how galaxies form and evolve in the Universe. They will use the ‘Galaxy Crash’ tool to simulate the evolution of 2 disc galaxies over time, and see if the results match their predictions.
Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves. Build your own tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater. Aims of the lab:
The Radioactivity Lab examines the intensity of radiation over distance, demonstrating the effects of the inverse square law.
Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume.
Watch a string vibrate in slow motion. Wiggle the end of the string and make waves, or adjust the frequency and amplitude of an oscillator. Adjust the damping and tension. The end can be fixed, loose, or open.Primary aims of the lab:
Explore what happens at the molecular level during a phase change. The three common physical states of matter (also called phases) are solid, liquid and gas. Matter can change phase with the addition or subtraction of heat. Molecules are always in motion.
Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall.
Atomic orbitals are mathematical functions that describe the properties of electrons in atoms.Using this lab, you will learn how to build atomic orbitals according to the general principals involved and you will also be able to visualize their shapes.
Our objective is to study the variation of cell potential of Zn│Zn2+ ││Cu2+│Cu cell with change in the concentration of electrolytes (CuSO4 and ZnSO4) at room temperature. Students understand the terms, electrochemical cell, electrolytic cell, Daniell cell, salt bridge, EMF.
A computer interactive developed for the Microcosm exhibition at CERN introducing the workings of a particle accelerator like the Large Hadron Collider. Users of the interactive discover how, for example, protons are accelerated using electromagnetic fields.
The Segway a two-wheeled, self-balancing individual electric vehicle.
Create your own sandwich and then see how many sandwiches you can make with different amounts of ingredients. Do the same with chemical reactions. See how many products you can make with different amounts of reactants. The primary aims of the lab are:
The Faulkes Telescope Project provides access free-of-charge via the internet to robotic telescopes and a fully supported education programme to encourage teachers and students to engage in research-based science education.
With this remote experiment students will understand the principle of objects floating and sinking in liquids, study the Archimedes Principle – displacement of liquids by floated objects, weight in liquids, buoyancy force.
Star in a Box is an interactive webapp which animates stars with different starting masses as they change during their lives. Some stars live fast-paced, dramatic lives, others change very little for billions of years.
Explore the role of pore size in the diffusion of a substance across a membrane. Diffusion is the process of a substance spreading out from its origin. Molecules diffuse through random molecular motion.
Make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. Change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or filter white light. View the light as a solid beam, or see the individual photons.Aims of the lab:
This lab can be used to grasp the concepts of power generation in an osmotic power plant. It is based on a simple model which incorporates geographical parameters. Students can choose a location for their osmotic power plant and compare it to the prototype in Norway.
From the theory is known that the energy which is radiated outward radically in three-dimensional space from a source is inversely proportional with the square of the distance from the source. This process is known as the Inverse square law.
See how the equation form of Ohm's law relates to a simple circuit. Adjust the voltage and resistance, and see the current change according to Ohm's law. The sizes of the symbols in the equation change to match the circuit diagram. Sample Learning Goals
Explore pressure under and above water. See how pressure changes as you change fluids, gravity, container shapes, and volume. Primary aims of the lab:Investigate how pressure changes in air and water.Discover how you can change pressure.
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
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator JS Model displays the dynamics of a ball attached to an ideal spring. The spring is initially stretched and the ball has zero initial velocity. The initial position of the ball can be changed by click-dragging the ball when the simulation is paused.
The NAAP Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab is used to explore the motion of the Earth around the Sun and how it relates to seasons.
The NAAP Rotating Sky Lab introduces the horizon coordinate system and the “apparent” rotation of the sky. The relationship between the horizon and celestial equatorial coordinate systems is explicitly explored.
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.
'Planets' is a web app created to help understanding the night sky. Unsurprisingly it's focused only on Solar System planets and our Moon.
The VISIR system provides an extraordinarily flexible environment in which students can construct and test different circuits.
This lab allows, from one side to observe the relationship between the amount of energy that the battery will store and the luminosity of the bulb and the position of the solar panel regarding the bulb and from the other side it allows to meassure the amount of energy used from the ba
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.
The NAAP HR Diagram Lab explores the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and those areas necessary to understand the diagram such as (but not limited to) the different kinds of spectrum, spectral classification, and luminosity class.
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!
CERNland contains games on all topics related to the CERN activity. It is the virtual theme park developed to bring the excitement of CERN's research to a young audience aged between 7 and 12.
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 order to experiment with this energy.
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 used to make a plank balance,
This simulation allows students to visualize some characteristics of a working pulley such as applied force, work, pulled distance. Changing load, distance to lift and pulley diameter students can see how these variables influence the result.
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:
The Gas Laws bring together temperature, volume and pressure and help us to see how these factors are related.
The NAAP Motions of the Sun Lab reviews some of the material from the Basic Coordinates and Seasons Lab and The Rotating Sky Lab and adds information to put all the pieces together for a more complete description of the motions of the sun.
HYPATIA is an event analysis tool for data collected by the ATLAS experiment of the LHC at CERN.
Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars! Learning goals:
Welcome to the GoLab Wind Energy Simulation. Take control of a wind farm to provide electricil energy to a small town. Understand how random changes - in wind speed and power requirement of the town - affect the use of this natural energy resource.
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?
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.
Stretch and compress springs to explore the relationships between force, spring constant, displacement, and potential energy! Investigate what happens when two springs are connected in series and parallel.
"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!Primary aims:
The NAAP Hydrogen Energy Levels Lab introduces the concept of how quantum mechanics and light relate with respect to the Hydrogen atom. The Energy Levels simulator allows dynamic interaction with a Bohr model version of a single Hydrogen atom.
Do you ever wonder how a greenhouse gas affects the climate, or why the ozone layer is important? Use the sim to explore how light interacts with molecules in our atmosphere.
This lab will help you learn how to build inorganic molecules. You will also be able to investigate the nature of the bonds between the atoms and how are electrons placed.
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 NAAP Planetary Orbits Lab is designed to facilitate understanding of Kepler's Three Laws of Motion as well as how velocity and force relate to the orbits. The user can manipulate the orbital properties of a fictional planet and read off various orbital parameters.
Light a light bulb by waving a magnet. This demonstration of Faraday's Law shows you how to reduce your power bill at the expense of your grocery bill.
This lab is designed to have students investigate the transformations that occur when elastic potential energy is converted to kinetic energy. Students will be able to modify the mass of the object, the spring constant of the spring and the amount of compression for the spring.
This work presents a simulation of sport action over a physical and mathematical point of view. From this lab students can not only learn about physical phenomena but also how to see the practical side of the theory.
Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! Find out how a molecule's shape changes as you add atoms to a molecule.The primary aims of the lab are:1) Recognize that molecule shape is due to repulsions between atoms
The NAAP Extrasolar Planets Lab introduces the radial velocities of singular planetary systems and introduces the concept of noise and detection.
With this lab you will find out how separation of mixtures is done using the following techniques: Separating funnel Chromatography Centrifugation Simple distillation Fractional distillation
Demonstrate the friction law.
This lab is designed to examine the relationships between the force, mass, and radius of an object moving in a circular path and the velocity it must maintain to stay in that circular path. This lab is an idealized version of the string through a tube lab that students have been doing for years.
Investigate the relationship between the volume of a gas and the pressure it exerts on its container. This relationship is commonly known as Boyle's Law. The pressure of a gas tends to decrease as the volume of the gas increases. Primary aims of the Lab:
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?
This simulator demonstrates how Ptolemy's geocentric model acocunts for the movements of planets. In this model the sum moon and planets orbit th estationary Earth.
When is a molecule polar? Change the electronegativity of atoms in a molecule to see how it affects polarity. See how the molecule behaves in an electric field. Change the bond angle to see how shape affects polarity.Sample Learning Goals
While all molecules are attracted to each other, some attractions are stronger than others. Non-polar molecules are attracted through a London dispersion attraction; polar molecules are attracted through both the London dispersion force and the stronger dipole-dipole attraction.
The NAAP Eclipsing Binary Stars Lab demonstrates how information about stars which can not be directly observed can be inferred from a special class of binary stars – eclipsing binaries.
The NAAP Variable Star Photometry Lab introduces variable stars – Eclipsing Binaries, Cepheids, and RR Lyrae. Topics include how images of stars are processed, variable stars identified, and the properties of the variable stars determined.
In this lab, our objective is to study the shift of equilibrium between ferric ions and thiocyanate ions by increasing the concentration of either of them.
LXI-VISIR for AC circuits is a remote laboratory that allows students to create various circuits with resistors (1 kohm and 10 kohm), capacitors and diodes. The circuit is powered by function generator and measured with an oscilloscope and multilemeter.
Explore the relationship between the temperature of a gas and its volume. This is commonly known as Charles's Law. The volume of a gas tends to increase as the temperature increases. Primary aims of the Lab: 1) To learn about Charles's Law
Most buildings have leaky places where air can enter or escape – around windows, ceiling openings like pipes, wires or chimneys, and construction joints such as where the wall meets the floor or the floor rests on the foundation.
Despite the “bond” name, hydrogen bonds are a special type of dipole-dipole interaction.
This applet simulates von Lenard's and Millikan's experiments which provided the experimental understanding of the photoelectric effect and eventual acceptance (albeit reluctant) of Einstein's quantum hypothesis.
This simulation visualizes forces and work involved in moving a block along an inclined plane. Students can explore this phenomenon varying the ramp and the block characteristics.
Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! How does molecule shape change with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs? Find out by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. Then, compare the model to real molecules!
With this lab we can study the second Newton's law and force decomposition. An inclined plane, also known as a ramp, is a flat supporting surface tilted at an angle, with one end higher than the other, used as an aid for raising or lowering a load.
Climate is regulated by the delicate balance of incoming and outgoing electromagnetic radiation. This applet first explores the climatic condition of various planets, focusing on Mars, Venus, and Earth.
This lab allows student to experiment with different weights for the same spring to check Hooke's law.
Kinetic Molecular Theory describes the behavior 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!
This lab presents the spectrum of eletormagnetic radiation in terms of wavelength and frequency.
MINERVA is to give students a better understanding of how particle detectors work and the physics that they study. Currently, in MINERVA, students are able to study W and Z boson events by observing their decay products and apply this knowledge to search for the Higgs boson.
LXI-VISIR for DC circuits is created and deployed by the WebLab-Deusto on the VISIR basis to design all available serial and parallel circuits using four resistors (1 kohm and 10 kohm). The circuit is powered by DC voltage (0-25V).
An interactive whiteboard activity where students build an atom by dragging electrons, neutrons and protons onto the template. The element information box shows if they are correct. The animation can also be used to show how ions form.
The NAAP Atmospheric Retention Lab explores some of the elements that go into the retention or loss of an atmosphere by a planet. The Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution and escape velocity are introduced.
If a moving object is not exposed to any force, it moves with a constant speed and along a straight line. To move an object -for example a car- along a curve a centripetal force is needed to pull it out of the straight path.
A capacitor with square plates of width 'a separated by a distance 'd' with a filler of dielectric constant (relative permittivity) 'k' has a capacitance given by 'C'. Typical values are in the range of picofarads (pF).
The NAAP Blackbody Curves & UBV Filters Lab demonstrates the basic properties of the blackbody curve and how temperature relates to blackbody curves.
Explore the role of temperature in the rate of diffusion of a substance. Diffusion is the process of a substance spreading out from its origin. Molecules diffuse through random molecular motion.
The NAAP Extrasolar Planets Lab introduces the search for planets outside of our solar system using the Doppler and transit methods.
The purpose of insulation is to maintain a temperature difference between inside and outside with the least possible heat flow and thus a smaller heating requirement. If it’s cold outside and the insulation value of a wall or window is low, the temperature near that surface will be lower, too.
Explore the relationship between the temperature of a gas and the pressure it exerts on its container. This is commonly known as Gay-Lussac's Law or Amontons' Law of Pressure-Temperature. As the temperature of a gas increases, the pressure it exerts on its container will increase.
Consider the following questions based on your experience of rooms you have been in. Does a low ceiling make a room feel warmer in a poorly insulated house? Would it be hard to heat the area we use (such as sofa height) of a living room with a high “cathedral” ceiling?
With this lab we will study osmosis using a potato osmometer