Online Labs

The online labs aim at supporting inquiry-based learning and providing the possibility to conduct scientific experiments in a virtual environment. Importantly, the inquiry process should be well structured and scaffold to achieve optimal learning results. Scaffolding refers to support (dedicated software tools) that helps students with tasks that they cannot complete on their own. For example, they can help students to create hypotheses, design experiments, make predictions, and formulate interpretations of the data.

Online laboratories can be of two kinds. Remotely-operated educational labs (remote labs) provide students with the opportunity to collect data from a real physical laboratory setup, including real equipment, from remote locations. As an alternative there are virtual labs that simulate the real equipment. Remote and virtual labs both have specific advantages for learning and can be combined to support specific learning activities. Additionaly, the Go-Lab project offers access to scientific databases, tools, and resources supporting inquiry learning activities of the students.

Please use the filters on the right to find appropriate online labs and resources for your class.

 

SalsaJ

Subject(s): 

  • Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Mathematics

Lab Type: 

  • Analysis Tool

Language(s): 

  • English, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Northern Sami, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish

Grade Level(s): 

  • Primary Education (10-12 years old), Secondary Education (12-15 years old), Secondary Education (15-18 years old)

Booking Required: 

No
SalsaJ is free, student-friendly software developed specifically for the EU-HOU project. SalsaJ allows students to display, analyse, and explore real astronomic images and other data in the same way that professional astronomers do, making the same kind of discoveries that lead to true excitement about science.

ESA Kids

Subject(s): 

  • Physics, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Astronomy

Lab Type: 

  • Virtual Experiment

Language(s): 

  • English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Grade Level(s): 

  • Primary Education (10-12 years old)

Booking Required: 

No
ESA Kids is workspace for primary school students, which includes news, background information, animations, videos, games and hands-on activities related to space.

International Space Station 3D Teaching Tool

Subject(s): 

  • Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Lab Type: 

  • Virtual Experiment

Language(s): 

  • English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese

Grade Level(s): 

  • Secondary Education (12-15 years old), Secondary Education (15-18 years old)

Booking Required: 

No
This is a fully navigable 3D model of the interior and exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting above the Earth allowing students to become astronauts on the ISS. It is a role playing adventure game or as a set of interactive exercises that can be accessed in any order. Full scientific explanations and background information are provided.

Digital systems prototyping lab (CPLD Lab)

Subject(s): 

  • Technology, Engineering, Hardware Programming

Lab Type: 

  • Remote Lab

Language(s): 

  • English

Grade Level(s): 

  • Secondary Education (15-18 years old), Higher Education Bachelor, Higher Education Master

Booking Required: 

Yes
This lab is a system for remote prototyping and testing of digital systems that allows users to perform tests on real devices remotely over the Internet as well as design digital systems with the Altera Max+PlusII development environment. This system is specially suited for manufacturing process monitoring, control, and for learning purposes.

OP Amplifier Lab (ELVIS / OP)

Subject(s): 

  • Engineering

Lab Type: 

  • Remote Lab

Language(s): 

  • English

Grade Level(s): 

  • Secondary Education (15-18 years old), Higher Education Bachelor, Higher Education Master

Booking Required: 

No
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 multimeter). The aim is to demonstrate how operational amplifiers work.

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