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Radar: What happened next?

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Updated 29 Aug 2014
Since the Second World War, radar systems have become smaller, further, wetter and stealthier. Discover the application of radar in modern life...

Big moon rising

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2014
David Rothery doesn't think the supermoon we're due to see on 10 August deserves that much attention 

Science experiment: The density tower

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Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2014
In this video, the OU's Janet Sumner shows you how to conduct a simple density tower experiment using everyday household liquids.

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 14 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential...

Nutrition: Proteins

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and...

Test kits for water analysis

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This unit steps outside the laboratory to look at some examples of analytical procedures being carried out in the field using commercial test kits....

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Sep 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...