North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO)

NANSLO - An Innovator in Delivering Science Solutions Online

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Nanslo LabNANSLO provides a consortium approach to the development and deployment of high-quality, modular, openly licensed courseware integrating learner-centered and immersive web-based labs using software, video and robotics for the study of science courses.

These creative science solutions allow students that might not otherwise have the opportunity to take science courses and perform sophisticated experiments to access these capabilities remotely.

NANSLO currently has two Nodes where remote web-based science labs are delivered – one NANSLO node is in Colorado and one NANSLO node is in British Columbia. Soon, another NANSLO node will be available in Montana. See NANSLO Nodes for more information.

All institutions using NANSLO lab activities have access to the NANSLO Scheduling System. This centralized system allows institutions from across the country and the world to easily deliver NANSLO lab activities to students. See NANSLO Scheduling System for more information.

NANSLO currently has the following 24 lab activities available for use or ready for review (see links below). All labs noted here are subject to Creative Commons CC BY Attribution 3.0 United States License 3. See RWSL Lab Activities for a full list of all completed labs, labs ready for review, or in development.


Introduction to Microscopy

Mitosis & Meiosis


Diseased Cell


Membrane Diffusion

Membrane Osmosis


Histology – Epithelial Tissue

Histology - Connective Tissue

Histology - Neuronal Tissue

Cell Types

Cell Types Prokaryote, Protista
and Fungi




Acid Base Titration

Emission Spectroscopy

Beer-Lambert Law

Beer-Lambert Law - Food Dye
Concentration in Sports Drinks

Citric Acid in Popular Drinks - Titration

Colligative Properties -
Freezing Point Depression

Electron Charge to Mass

Gas Chromatography


Accelerated Motion

Uniform Motion


See What We Do for more information about NANSLO.

See Creative Science Solutions for more complete information on NANSLO Nodes, what remote web-based science labs are, and information about the NANSLO Network Scheduling System.

NANSLO is currently participating in the Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) initiative funded by a U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant. For information on that initiative and past initiatives see Initiatives & Projects.

To see presentations we’ve made and conferences we’ve presented at see Presentations.

NANSLO is always looking for research on creative science solutions. To see research we’ve found of interest in this area see Science Research.

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