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    Blue Planet Live

    In an exciting week of programmes, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life and explores our oceans.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Mar 2019

  • Blue Planet Live

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Mar 2019
    In an exciting week of programmes, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life and explores our oceans.
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    BBC Inside Science 2018/2019 series

    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Oct 2018

  • BBC Inside Science 2018/2019 series

    Introductory level Updated 18 Oct 2018
    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
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    When is the best time to water during a heatwave?

    The sun is out, the sky is blue; there's not a cloud to spoil the view and have you seen what that's doing to the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2018

  • When is the best time to water during a heatwave?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2018
    The sun is out, the sky is blue; there's not a cloud to spoil the view and have you seen what that's doing to the herbaceous border? Botanist Alastair Culham...
  • Why do birds eat plastic?

    By Dr Miranda Dyson

    The photos of birds killed by bellys full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2018

  • Why do birds eat plastic?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2018
    The photos of birds killed by bellys full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first place? The OU's Miranda Dyson explains.
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    Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

    This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

    Introductory level Updated 27 Mar 2018
    This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground-breaking computer generated...
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    Science doesn't know how free divers do it

    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2018

  • Science doesn't know how free divers do it

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2018
    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite explain.
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    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2019! We've got free courses, games,...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Mar 2018

  • British Science Week

    British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 18 Mar 2018
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2019! We've got free courses, games, animations and more...
  • What are nerve agents - and what do they do?

    It's a question the people of Salisbury weren't expecting to have to ask themselves following a quick trip to a Zizzi...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Mar 2018

  • What are nerve agents - and what do they do?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Mar 2018
    It's a question the people of Salisbury weren't expecting to have to ask themselves following a quick trip to a Zizzi on a quiet Sunday. Sergei Skripal's...
  • Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish

    Swimming around without any self-control, the better to spread infection. Are killifish zombies, raised from the dead...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Oct 2017

  • Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2017
    Swimming around without any self-control, the better to spread infection. Are killifish zombies, raised from the dead? No.
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    17 Oct 2017

  • Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.

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    The science of alcohol

    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for thousands of years. This free course, The science of alcohol,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Feb 2019

  • The science of alcohol

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 25 Feb 2019
    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for...
  • Basic science: understanding experiments

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

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Jun 2017

  • Basic science: understanding experiments

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    Basic science: understanding experiments
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Jun 2017
    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Biological science: from genes to species

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    Biological science: from genes to species
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    This module explores a range of advanced topics in biological science from...

    Signals and perception: the science of the senses

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    Signals and perception: the science of the senses
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    This sensory neuroscience module uses fundamental concepts from biology, chemistry...

    Researching biology and health science

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    Researching biology and health science
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 09 Jan 2020
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    Science: concepts and practice

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    Science: concepts and practice
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019 Register by 12 Sep 2019
    In this wholly online module, you'll explore key ideas that underpin the study of...
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