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Science experiment: The density tower

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Science experiment: The density tower Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
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.

Sherry is not just for Christmas

Sherry is not just for Christmas Copyrighted image Credit: Javarman | Dreamstime.com
Updated 03 Jun 2014
OU organic chemistry Professor Peter Taylor explains why Jerez’s finest export is too good to left gathering dust while waiting for Christmas to...

Solid, Liquid, Mash: Why deciding what's a liquid isn't that simple

Solid, Liquid, Mash: Why deciding what's a liquid isn't that simple Creative commons image Credit: Ivana Sokolović under CC-BY licence
Updated 14 Apr 2014
When a traveller was stopped from taking mash on to a plane, the TSA may have been acknowledging the difficulty of  defining exactly what a...

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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....

Drug development process: combating pain

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Drug development process: combating pain
Masters level Duration 2 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
The unit provides a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification of a suitable candidate drug molecule to the...

Introduction to polymers

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Masters level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
This unit examines the use of polymers and demonstrates how the properties of polymers are controlled by their molecular structure. You will learn...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 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...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Aug 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 28 Aug 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...