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  • British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week

    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • British Science Week

    British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!
  • Will burnt food give you cancer? Creative commons image Icon Matt Allworth under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Will burnt food give you cancer?

    By Simon Cotton

    Reports warn that burnt food - from overdone toast to too-crispy roast potatoes - can give you cancer. Simon Cotton...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2017

  • Will burnt food give you cancer?

    Will burnt food give you cancer? Creative commons image Icon Matt Allworth under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2017
    Reports warn that burnt food - from overdone toast to too-crispy roast potatoes - can give you cancer. Simon Cotton explains what we really know.
  • Brady’s Rogue Reagent? Creative commons image Icon Ccroberts at English Wikipedia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Brady’s Rogue Reagent?

    By Dr Nicholas Power

    Why are schools inviting the bomb squad to explode chemicals in their cupboards? The OU's Nick Power explains.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2016

  • Brady’s Rogue Reagent?

    Brady’s Rogue Reagent? Creative commons image Icon Ccroberts at English Wikipedia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2016
    Why are schools inviting the bomb squad to explode chemicals in their cupboards? The OU's Nick Power explains.
  • What is polonium - and why is it so dangerous? Creative commons image Icon thierry ehrmann under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What is polonium - and why is it so dangerous?

    By Martin Boland

    A report has been published today into the poisoning by polonium of Alexander Litvinenko. Writing at the time of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jan 2016

  • What is polonium - and why is it so dangerous?

    What is polonium - and why is it so dangerous? Creative commons image Icon thierry ehrmann under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jan 2016
    A report has been published today into the poisoning by polonium of Alexander Litvinenko. Writing at the time of another high-profile death in which the...
  • Oxygen, blood and the body Creative commons image Icon Maurizio De Angelis. Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Oxygen, blood and the body

    By Dr Simon Collinson

    How do living things transport and store oxygen for respiration? Dr Simon Collinson explains.

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Jan 2016

  • Oxygen, blood and the body

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    Oxygen, blood and the body Creative commons image Icon Maurizio De Angelis. Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
    How do living things transport and store oxygen for respiration? Dr Simon Collinson explains.
  • Science Orange Pathway

    Links to resources recommended by 'Pathways to Success in Higher Education' by The Open University in Wales. 

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    21 Jan 2015

  • Science Orange Pathway

    Updated 21 Jan 2015
    Links to resources recommended by 'Pathways to Success in Higher Education' by The Open University in Wales. 
  • Influential women scientists in chemistry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Influential women scientists in chemistry

    By Dr Simon Collinson

    Women have played a significant role in the areas of chemistry, the environment and health. Here are just a few...

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Oct 2014

  • Influential women scientists in chemistry

    Influential women scientists in chemistry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Oct 2014
    Women have played a significant role in the areas of chemistry, the environment and health. Here are just a few examples.
  • Chemistry Week 2013 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Borislav Toskov | Dreamstime.com

    Chemistry Week 2013

    By Dr Sarah Allman, Dr Simon Collinson

    From 16th to 23rd November, we celebrate all things chemical.

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    07 Nov 2013

  • Chemistry Week 2013

    Chemistry Week 2013 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Borislav Toskov | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 07 Nov 2013
    From 16th to 23rd November, we celebrate all things chemical.

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  • Basic science: understanding experiments

    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2016

  • Basic science: understanding experiments

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    Basic science: understanding experiments
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 12 Oct 2016
    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Signals and perception: the science of the senses

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    Signals and perception: the science of the senses Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Investigate how we interact with our environment through our senses – using...

    MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

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    MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    Plan and carry out an investigation of your own choice with this masters-level...

    Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

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    Science project course: frontiers in chemistry
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Investigate and produce an in-depth project about molecular science within a range...

    Living without oil: chemistry for a sustainable future

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    Living without oil: chemistry for a sustainable future Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 23 Mar 2017
    This course explores oil’s vital role in the modern world and assesses some of the...