Experiments play a significant role in teaching natural sciences.

Nowadays there are three main ways of conducting an experiment:

  • hands on
  • simulations
  • remote experiments (real experiments controlled from distance)

There has been a great debate the past years for all the three ways of experimentation. There are several articles which describe the pros and cons of each didactical approach, while there are articles that review the literature upon the subject.

The undoubtable fact is that remote experiments have tripled from 2000 to 2004 and this is showing the trend before almost ten years. Furthermore, many universities included such experiments (remote) in their curriculum.

Closing this brief introduction we would like to highlight some of the advantages of remote experiments as they are mentioned on literature.

  • no time restrictions during lesson
  • accessible 24/7
  • convenient for disable learners
  • attached to distance learning
  • more scenarios to examine