The Go-Lab Project (Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School) is a European collaborative project co-funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme. Go-Lab concentrates on providing access to remote and virtual laboratories in order to enrich classroom experience in schools as well as learning activities out-of-class. The overall aim of the Go-Lab Project is to provide students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in science by conducting experiments using modern laboratory equipment by themselves, deepen their knowledge in fundamental sciences, and to motivate them for making scientific carrier in the future.
To reach this goal, Go-Lab creates technical infrastructure (the Go-Lab Portal) to provide access to a set of online labs from worldwide renowned research organizations, such as ESA, NUCLIO, and CERN. In the Portal, science teachers can select online labs and assemble them together with learning scaffolds and other resources in structured Inquiry Learning Spaces, which can be shared with the students. Moreover, Go-Lab organizes and conducts teacher training in fifteen European countries and targeting 1,000 schools in order to support the implementation of inquiry-based science education in everyday teaching practice.