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Download your free 'Nine Months That Made You' poster

Download your free 'Nine Months That Made You' poster Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Updated 08 Sep 2015
Get your free poster on 'Nine Months That Made You' to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You'.

Think like a scientist

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Think like a scientist Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 01 Oct 2014
Learn to think like a scientist. In this collection we demonstrate a series of hands-on experiments that you can carry out in your own kitchen. We...

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Breath-detecting disease Copyrighted image Copyright: Claire Turner
Updated 24 Dec 2013
Tis the week to talk about: Bacteriophages, breath-detecting disease, our bees electric and DNA barcoding.

The selective breeding of dogs

The selective breeding of dogs Copyrighted image Copyright: © Caleb Foster | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 29 Aug 2013
Selective breeding: How does it work and why is it done?

Dogs under the microscope

Dogs under the microscope Copyrighted image Copyright: Grecu Mihail Alin | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 29 Aug 2013
Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.

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Basic science: understanding experiments

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Basic science: understanding experiments
Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 13 Apr 2016
This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry...

Energy resources: An introduction to energy resources

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different...

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Science: human genetics and health issues

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Science: human genetics and health issues Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Updated 03 May 2016 Register by 01 Feb 2016
Examines DNA, how genes function, genetic diseases, the Human Genome Project and some of the biological, medical and ethical issues surrounding...