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Slip Slide Collide

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Slip Slide Collide
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: 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: 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

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 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

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Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 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: 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 Credit: By FbThienVanHoc via Flickr 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...

OU on the BBC: Earth Reporters

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 May 2011
In May 2011 the new series of Earth Reporters will be broadcast, offering first-hand insights into global concerns

Kepler's mission to discover 'Star Trek' planets

Kepler's mission to discover 'Star Trek' planets Creative commons image Credit: By Jesus Belzunce via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jan 2011
Will Captain Kirk and Spock ever be able to visit other worlds and walk around in their skin-hugging uniforms, breathing the air? This is the...

Biodiversity: What's in it for me?

Biodiversity: What's in it for me? Creative commons image Credit: jmtimages under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2010
World Environment Day celebrates environmental issues, including biodiversity. But what's in it for you?

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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 29 Jul 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...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
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 Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014
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...

Science in context

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Science in context Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
This course covers interesting, contemporary issues with a scientific dimension: BSE/vCJD; near-Earth objects; water and well-being; climate change...

Earth science

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Earth science Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com New content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
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 Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 13 Jan 2015
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 Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Explore the interactions between organisms and their environment that together form an ecosystem – from simple microbial communities to entire...

Geology

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Geology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Introduces the fundamentals of scientific study of the Earth and the practical skills required understand and interpret geological features and...

Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context

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Earth in crisis: environmental policy in an international context Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Investigate causes and consequences of international environmental problems and resource conflicts, including loss of biological diversity, water...