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The Open University is offering free online course on Basic Science: Understanding Experiments. This course is intended for anyone with an interest in making scientific observations through experimentation, and does not require any previous experience of studying the subject.

This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments. This course will start on .

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Basic Science: Understanding Experiments
Institution: Open University and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on 

Providers’ Details

The Open University is rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. The OU is one of only four UK universities to have consistently achieved more than 90% in the survey’s history. Over 70% of students are in full-time or part-time employment, and four out of five FTSE 100 companies have sponsored staff to take OU courses.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and carry out a basis scientific experiment
  • Investigate and test any hypothesis using experimental techniques
  • Record and analyze results from your experiments
  • Discuss and share ideas with fellow students online

Requirements

This course is intended for anyone with an interest in making scientific observations through experimentation, and does not require any previous experience of studying the subject.

 

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Wageningen University & Research is offering free online course on Sustainable Soil Management: Soil for life. This introductory environmental studies course will explore the importance of soil to life on earth, the issues, processes and societal challenges underlying soil degradation and what can be done to ensure sustainable soil management for the future.

In this twelve-week course, applicants will learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. The course will start on August 28, 2018

Course At A Glance 

Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 7-9 hours pw
Subject: Environmental Studies
Institution: Wageningen University & Research and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on August 28, 2018

 

Providers’ Details

Wageningen University and Research center are dedicated to exploring the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Learn more about WUR. WageningenX courses train (future) professionals in sustainable food systems and help consumers making informed choices about what they eat, how it is produced and the impact of their choices on the environment and society.

About This Course

 

 

Why Take This Course?

The threats to our soil span deforestation, erosion, overgrazing, use of agrochemicals, pollution and climate change. Learn what you can do to make a difference in protecting this vital natural resource.

Learning Outcomes

  • Why soils and sustainable soil management are so important to life on earth.
  • How soils form, their functions and basics of soil degradation.
  • Threats to and caring for: Soil water relations, soil fertility, and soil biodiversity.
  • Effects of and solutions for Soil erosion, soil pollution, and soil Stalinization.
  • Socio-economic and policy aspects of sustainable soil management.
  • How you can help protect this critical natural resource.

 

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