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Vanessa Berlowitz - Earth in Vision

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Vanessa Berlowitz - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Vanessa Berlowitz, world-renowned wildlife film producer and director, talks inspiration, archive and her optimist for the Earth. 

Alastair Fothergill - Earth in Vision

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Alastair Fothergill - Earth in Vision Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Alastair Fothergill, former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit and Series Producer of 'The Blue Planet', 'Planet Earth' and Executive Producer of...

Colour: The Spectrum of Science

Colour: The Spectrum of Science Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 28 Oct 2015
Go beyond the rainbow in this OU/BBC series that delves into colour, how it works and how it has written the story of our planet. 

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...

Slip Slide Collide

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Slip Slide Collide Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 14 Jul 2014
Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

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60-Second Adventures in Astronomy Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Dec 2012
Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations...

60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: A day on Mercury

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: A day on Mercury
Introductory level Updated 19 Dec 2012
Find out how you'd pass the time on Mercury  - where a single day lasts two years

60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Exoplanets

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Exoplanets
Introductory level Updated 19 Dec 2012
How have scientists studied distant stars to learn more about exoplanets, the invisible planets that orbit them?

60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars

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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars
Introductory level Updated 19 Dec 2012
Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even Mars

Life on a 'New Earth'?

Life on a 'New Earth'? Creative commons image By FbThienVanHoc via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2011
Is there anybody out there? The recent discovery of a 'New Earth' has expanded our obsession with extra-terrestrial life. But what...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016
We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand the science behind the important issues that feature in the news...

Earth science

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Earth science Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This module is an introduction to the fundamentals of geology, which includes basic aspects of Earth science and geological field and practical...

Earth science: a systems approach

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Earth science: a systems approach Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 10 Jan 2017
Introduces a systems approach to Earth science and explores several important Earth system interactions using a variety of methods and models.

Ecosystems

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Ecosystems Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore the interactions between organisms and their environment that together form an ecosystem – from simple microbial communities to entire...

Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context

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Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate causes and consequences of international environmental problems and resource conflicts, including loss of biological diversity, water...