Science, Maths & Technology

Succeed with maths – Part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

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24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

An introduction to information security

Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security, discusses the importance of protecting information. Organisations are relying more and more heavily on computers to store sensitive corporate and customer information and this OpenLearn course gives an overview of information security management systems.

Free course
55 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Using a scientific calculator

Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This free course, Using a scientific calculator, will help you to understand how to use the different facilities and functions and discover what a powerful tool this calculator can be!

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10 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Returning to STEM

This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

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24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

How do planes survive lightning strikes?

As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.

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5 mins
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How do planes take off?

They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.

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5 mins
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Why do planes get dumped in the desert?

Our series City In The Sky travelled to Arizona to see a plane come to its final destination.

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5 mins