Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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Moons of our Solar System

5 End-of-course round up

It’s goodbye from Jess after she suggests how you could continue to investigate moons, or other science topics, if we have left you wanting more.

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Well, the team and I hope you feel you got a lot out of this course, that you’ve learned some new things, and that we’ve been able to introduce you to ideas that you hadn’t known about before.
You can find out more by moons yourself on the internet, and by now you should have a good idea which search terms to use.
We’re also providing various links to Open University materials relevant to science study in general.
Thanks and goodbye.
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You should now be able to:

  • develop an awareness of the nature and diversity of moons in our Solar System, and their significance
  • describe the compositions and nature of the surfaces and interiors of moons
  • describe the nature and history of volcanic activity on several moons, assess and be aware of which moons may have subsurface oceans, and the implications for hosting native life
  • describe and be aware of the history of discovery and exploration of moons, and of future prospects
  • reflect and suggest ways in which resources from the Moon may help future space exploration.

Well done for completing this eight-week course, Moons of our Solar System. If it took you longer, there’s no shame in that. It will depend on how much time you had available, and on how much time you spent on the non-core (‘bonus’) material such as related links.

If you have studied the full course and completed all the quizzes you will receive a Statement of Participation certificate as a record of your achievement. You can access and print it from your MyOpenLearn [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] profile.

If studying moons has inspired you to look at more free learning in this area, you may be interested in joining the five and half million learners who visit OpenLearn each year. We’ve created an area on OpenLearn specifically for exploring more about moons.

You have now reached the end of Moons of our Solar System. We hope you have enjoyed the course and learned a lot about moons.


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