Nature & Environment 

Digital microscope

Want to get a closer look at the cells which make up our world, but don't have access to a microscope? We've got an answer for you – your very own digital microscope.

Activity
Animals at the extremes: The desert environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

Nature & Environment 

Animals at the extremes: The desert environment

Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This free course, Animals at the extremes: The desert environment, looks at the surprisingly diverse desert climates throughout the world and mammals, birds, lizards and amphibians that survive there. It splits these animals into three groups according to their strategy for survival: evaders, evaporators and endurers, then discusses how these strategies work on a biochemical and physiological level.

Free course
14 hrs

Nature & Environment 

Explore your digestive system

An interactive exploration of how the digestive system works

Activity

Nature & Environment 

United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP21

This interactive map is a world first. It gives you the chance to explore a major international meeting on climate change as if you were there. 

Activity
Financial methods in environmental decisions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Ale-ks/iStockphoto.com free course icon Level 3 icon

Nature & Environment 

Financial methods in environmental decisions

This free course, Financial methods in environmental decisions, begins by introducing some of the tools that can be used to ------ the benefits of investment decisions, including ways of ------ing the ‘external costs’ – the wider costs and benefits to society as a whole – of environmental decisions.

Free course
10 hrs

Nature & Environment 

How can you turn desert into farmland?

Soil is not just dirt but a living system with many important functions. Degraded soils impact on food production, erosion, and more, affecting the lives of people around the world. Restoration efforts in China, Zambia and other countries seek to reverse this trend.

Article

Nature & Environment 

Soil as the book of nature

Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it the respect it deserves.

Article