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Science, Maths & Technology

This free course will teach you how to write your own computer programs, one line of code at a time. You'll learn how to access open data, clean and analyse it, and produce visualisations. You will also learn how to write up and share your analyses, privately or publicly.

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24 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 1, will develop and improve your essential maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

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48 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, Everyday maths for Health, Social Care and Education Support 2, will build on your current maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

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48 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

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

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12 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, Everyday maths for Construction and Engineering 2, will build on your current maths skills for work, study and everyday life.

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48 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, Succeed with maths Part 2, is a sequel to Part 1, in which you will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge and skills using everyday examples. The course takes a look at measurement of length, mass and volume, negative numbers and how to use these, scientific notation (based upon powers of 10), shapes and how to calculate their properties before finally turning to how to construct and read from tables, charts and graphs. It provides a solid foundation for you to continue with studies in any subject which requires some degree of mathematical knowledge.

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24 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free badged course, Returning to STEM, offers useful skills and solutions to help you get back into a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

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24 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, An introduction to exoplanets, introduces our galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many surprises. It explains the methods used by astronomers to study exoplanets, and provides a general introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry. The course culminates in discussion of life elsewhere in our Galaxy.

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24 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, Particle physics, will give you an overview of current concepts and theories in the field. You will learn about the fundamental components of matter – known as leptons and quarks – and the composite particles, such as protons and neutrons, which are composed of quarks. You will see that all particle reactions may be described in terms of one of two fundamental interactions, known as the strong and the weak interactions, responsible for binding particles together and allowing them to change type, respectively. This OpenLearn science course was updated with the kind support of Dangoor Education340, the educational arm of The Exilarch's Foundation.

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5 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, Toys and engineering materials, introduces engineering in context. It explores the variation in materials and composite materials, and provides real-life examples of material use in the manufacture of toys, and how the development of materials over time has influenced design.

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10 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

This free course, The science of nuclear energy, will delve into the science behind nuclear power and explain what happens inside a nuclear reactor and what it means for an element to be radioactive. It will explore some of the risks of producing nuclear power and examine the arguments for and against including it in future energy planning as well as looking at other potential future solutions.

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12 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

As part of a review of content, this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 13 January 2020. You can find more Mathematics courses on OpenLearn here.Working with diagrams is essential for students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This free course is packed with practical activities and tips which make learning from and with diagrams more enjoyable and rewarding. One part of this course deals with the reading of diagrams and the other part with the drawing of diagrams.

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8 hrs