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    Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2021

  • Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein

    Past-Time Lover: Albert Einstein Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2021
    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 
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    05 Jan 2021

  • The rotating Moon

    The rotating Moon Creative commons image Icon NASA under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 05 Jan 2021
    Find out more about the Moon’s state of synchronous rotation
  • Citizen science and the data avalanche

    By Prof. Stephen Serjeant

    What crowdsourcing projects can people get involved in? Professor Stephen Serjeant digs into some incredible astronomy and particle physics citizen science.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 May 2020

  • Citizen science and the data avalanche

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 May 2020
    What crowdsourcing projects can people get involved in? Professor Stephen Serjeant digs into some incredible astronomy and particle physics citizen science.
  • How Do Batteries Work?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electricity, heres an explainer on how a battery works...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2020

  • How Do Batteries Work?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2020
    Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electricity, heres an explainer on how a battery works...
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Mar 2020

  • Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Avalanches

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Mar 2020
    Ever wondered how avalanches occur? This video reveals the science behind this natural disaster.
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    Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Tornadoes

    By Stephen Lewis, Dr Janet Sumner

    Simulate a tornado by watching this short instructional video and understand how this violent whirldwind forms.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Mar 2020

  • Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Tornadoes

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    Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Tornadoes Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Mar 2020
    Simulate a tornado by watching this short instructional video and understand how this violent whirldwind forms.
  • Mythbusting moons

    Would we have tides if we had no Moon? Is a ‘supermoon’ an important event? Can moons have moons? Enjoy this short animation.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Mar 2020

  • Mythbusting moons

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Mar 2020
    Would we have tides if we had no Moon? Is a ‘supermoon’ an important event? Can moons have moons? Enjoy this short animation.
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    Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Floods

    By Stephen Lewis, Dr Janet Sumner

    Create your own mini flood model and unleash the devastation wreaked by lots of rain by following the steps in this video.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Feb 2020

  • Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Floods

    Featuring: Video Video
    Wild Weather Kitchen Experiments: Floods Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Feb 2020
    Create your own mini flood model and unleash the devastation wreaked by lots of rain by following the steps in this video.
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    30 Aug 2019

  • History of the Universe timeline

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    History of the Universe timeline Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Open University / BBC
    Introductory level Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Download a free timeline depicting the history of the universe

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    Certificate in Physics

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    Duration 900 hours Updated 26 Jul 2021
    Physics is one of the most exciting intellectual adventures of our age. Learning...

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    BSc (Honours) Physics
    Updated 26 Jul 2021
    Develop knowledge and skills to explore the smallest and largest scales of the...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics

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    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Physics
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 Jul 2021
    Develop your knowledge and understanding of theoretical physics and the...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Physics)

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    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences (Physics)
    Updated 26 Jul 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    Diploma of Higher Education in Physics

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Physics
    Updated 26 Jul 2021
    Develop the knowledge and skills needed to explore the smallest and largest scales...

    Physics and space

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    In this wholly online module, you'll examine fundamental concepts in physics and...

    Electromagnetism

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    This module is concerned with the electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic...

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Jul 2021
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