Basic Science: Understanding Experiments

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12 h
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  • From www.futurelearn.com
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  • Free Access
  • Free certificate
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  • 4 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Starts on August 7, 2016
  • Ends on August 11, 2016

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Course details

Syllabus

This practical, hands-on course aims to help you start thinking like a scientist by carrying out experiments at home and making scientific observations. You will carry out simple experiments to extract the DNA from fruit or vegetables, observe osmosis in action and bake a potato to destruction! You’ll also investigate how different liquids behave when frozen and how much water an everyday food item contains. As you carry out these experiments you will develop important science-based skills including observation, record-keeping, data analysis and how to control an experiment. After examining your results, you will share them with other learners and discuss your findings. You may also be interested in joining Basic Science: Understanding Numbers. All Open University science courses presented on FutureLearn are produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Hazel Rymer

Platform

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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