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.
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.
You will see that there is a difference between reality and theory.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
Learn how friction causes a material to heat up and melt. Rub two objects together and they heat up. When one reaches the melting temperature, particles break free as the material melts away. Primary aims of the labDescribe a model for friction a molecular level.
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.
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.
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
This lab aims at helping students visualise Kepler's Second Law using true examples. Starting from acquired data from NASA on moving bodies in space: a satellite, a comet, and a moon; the lab plots their respective trajectories in 2D (x-y representation).
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.
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
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,
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.
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:
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.
HYPATIA is an event analysis tool for data collected by the ATLAS experiment of the LHC at CERN.
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?
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 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.
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.
This lab allows users to perform some experiments with an OP Amplifier. There are four real instruments connected to a PC over GPIB (scope, function generator, variable power supply and a digital multi-meter).
The NAAP Extrasolar Planets Lab introduces the radial velocities of singular planetary systems and introduces the concept of noise and detection.
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.
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
Explore bending of light between two media with different indices of refraction. See how changing from air to water to glass changes the bending angle. Play with prisms of different shapes and make rainbows.
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.
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.
The light energy reaches the solar cell and is converted into electricity by the photovoltaic effect.The solar cell converts light energy into electricity. The amount of energy is directly related to the intensity of light that strikes the cell.
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.
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.
This lab allows student to experiment with different weights for the same spring to check Hooke's law.
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.
Students working at a distance in two different ILSs share a seesaw, but can only interact with one side of the seesaw. They are able to place objects of different masses onto four different positions on their side of the seesaw. They can pass objects back and forth between each other.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
This lab is designed to have students examine the different factors that affect the rate of heat transfer through a barrier between two gases.
This lab is designed to have students discover the relationship between the work that is done and the changes to height that occur to an object. Students can adjust the amount of energy added to the object. They can test five different masses.
This applet simulates the operation of a cloud or bubble chamber. The user can select a number of decay modes, adjust the magnetic field to match the mode and measure radii or tracks in the chamber. A built in calculator assists the user in measuring particle energy.
Explore the world of lines. Investigate the relationships between linear equations, slope, and graphs of lines. Challenge yourself in the line game!
Frequency dependent phenomena in RLC circuits are basis for both demonstration of phenomena in electricity and electromagnetism and for circuits with resonance phenomena. Usually, the voltage transfer and phase characteristics (i.e.
Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!Sample learning goals:
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.
In this lab you can explore the relation between acceleration, velocity and distance covered.
Heat, cool and compress atoms and molecules and watch as they change between solid, liquid and gas phases.Sample learning goals:
Students can experiment with mass and force to explore how second Newton's Law works.LEARNING OUTCOME:The student learns about:MassAccelerationForceMomentumNewton's Second Law of Motion
Study of mixed, series and parallel association of resistors in DC networks. Components of an electrical circuit or electronic circuit can be connected in many different ways. The two simplest of these are called series and parallel and occur frequently.
This laboratory is a summary of activities that I proposed on major buildings such as:-bridges:
This astronomy “Little Big Picture” was programmed by REU student Nick Robe. It is an early effort of the UNL Astronomy Education Group to provide materials for mobile devices. More astronomy teaching materials can be found on the web at astro.unl.edu.
This virtual lab serves as a bridge from classical mechanics to the inherently probabilistic nature of quantum theory. It allows students to analyze a classical system, here a block oscillating on a spring, in a probabilistic way.
The electrochemical sources of electric energy are important components for various appliances. Two basic parameters of any DC electromotive voltage source are important – the electromotive voltage and the internal resistance of the source.
This lab is will allow students to vary the resistance of a light bulb and the voltage difference across a light bulb. They will be able to see how these two factors affect the current through the light bulb and the power used by the light bulb.
If there are air leaks in a house, you might expect that their effect would be magnified on a windy day. The wind creates greater air pressure on the windward side of the building and forces air in through the leaks.
This virtual lab allows students to explore the behaviour of single photons, single photon interference and quantum measurement. It allows students to set up different experiments using beamsplitters, phase shifters and mirrors, and to send single photons through the experiment.
This lab was designed to have students notice the difference between static friction and sliding friction. They will change the mass of an object that is being pulled across a surface and plot out the changes to friction vs. normal.
This lab is designed to have students investigate the changes that occur to images formed by converging lenses based on the focal length of the lens, the height of the object and the location of the object.
This virtual lab leads the users to their first step into the quantum world of large molecules! They can conduct their own research at a modern experimental setup. It consists of two parts: the learning path and the laboratory. The learning path shows the user the relevant physics concepts.
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.
This lab is designed to have students look at relative motion in a two dimensional environment. Students are to launch toy boats across a waterway and look at the motion relative to the shore or the motion relative to the water.
This lab is designed to have students investigate the relationship between the speed of a wave, the frequency of the wave and the wavelength of the wave. Students can vary wave speed and frequency. Each of these should be varied while leaving the other variable constant.
It is the modification of the ENERGY IN RLC experiment, where the phase relations for individual components, i.e. resistor R, inductor L and capacitor C may be studied with respect of the frequency. Remote experiment may be used both as laboratory experiment and for the project and homework.
The photoelectric effect is playing a major role in the development of quantum physics. Here one can investigate the energy of electrons which are released by irradiating light on metals. These observations are leading to the particle model of light (light as a photon).
This lab is designed to have students investigate the relationships between voltage, resistance and current in a circuit with only one passive component. The batteries in this simulation can be varied from ideal batteries to batteries containing internal resistance.
This app shows a car moving with constant acceleration.
This environment has been created to allow students to see how larger masses can be balanced or even lifted by smaller masses by designing your system correctly.
The determination of the speed of light is always a challenge for accurate measurements, since Gallileo four hundred years ago supposed that light is travelling with a finite velocity.
This lab is designed to have students discover the relationship between the work that is done and the stretch of a spring. Students will get the area under a Force/Stretch graph to find the work given to a spring for a given situation.