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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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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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.

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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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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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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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Understanding the structure of the atmosphere is critical in understanding where and how global warming occurs. This visualization illustrates the major layers in the atmosphere and identifies a number of key characteristics and defining attributes of each layer. 

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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

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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.

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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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The number of individuals in a population, or population size, is perhaps the most important thing to know about a population.

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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.

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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 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 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 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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How does solar radiation interact with the Earth and its atmosphere to cause global warming? Use this lab to see what’s going on at the molecular level.

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This applet models the relationship between atmospheric CO2 and average surface ocean pH.

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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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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.

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This animation illustrates the absorption of infrared radiation by CO2 in the troposphere and the collisional loss of this absorbed energy to surrounding N2 and O2 molecules. In this animation the user can sweep through a region of the IR spectrum and excite some of the vibrational modes of CO2.

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Convert between pH values and concentration of hydronium ions. An interactive graph visualizes the formulaic relationship.   

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 Solar Takeoff is a flight-simulator for solar airplanes in real weather conditions in form of races. This online-lab offers insight in many fields as mathematics, physics, meteorology, photovoltaics, aeronautics and programming for students from 16 to 18 years old.

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Reduction of anthropogenic carbon emission into the atmosphere is one of the present day's greatest challenges.

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The Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute, I. P.

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See the changing trends of temperature, carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide over hundreds of thousands of years as recorded from careful studies of ice core samples.

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 Instituto Geográfico Nacional's data base offers data on earthquakes, volcanic activity, aerial photos and other data related to Earth Sciences and geography.

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The behaviour of CFCs is dependent on both the wavelength of radiation as well as position of the molecule in the atmosphere. In this visualization the user can investigate the various interaction modes of a CFC molecule with electromagnetic radiation across the entire spectrum.

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What causes an area to have poor air quality? Use this model to explore the connections between pollution sources, weather, geography, and air quality.

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Greenhouse gases produce spectral features in the infrared portion of the spectrum. One area of concern is the rapidly closing "IR window" -a phenomenon which occurs because different greenhouse gases absorb in different parts of the IR window.

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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).