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Core engineering B

You'll study in greater depth, to expand your development as an engineer, the underpinning science and mathematics; engineering analysis; design; environmental and economic context; and engineering practice introduced in earlier engineering study. Further development of reflective engineering practice is integral throughout. You'll discuss aspects of your study with other students and your tutor, conduct remote experiments using our award-winning OpenEngineering remote laboratories, and use industry-recognised software.

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The biology of survival free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

The biology of survival

is an innovative module covering the biology and diversity of whole organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Interactions between diverse examples of cooperating and/or competing organisms, including predators and prey, are explored along with their changing environments. Various plants, animals and fungi are used to illustrate how adaptation in the physiology and behaviour of organisms contributes to survival. An important component is an investigative strand, in which you will undertake real and virtual experiments. Through this study and investigative combination, you will develop practical and analytical skills using at-home and on-screen interactive experiments to generate and analyse your own unique data sets.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Space science

Spacecraft missions play a vital role in the exploration of the solar system and the more distant universe. This module introduces, in depth, the methods of conducting scientific measurements in the space environment and the technologies behind spacecraft and space missions. The module makes extensive use of online remote experiments and facilities to develop your practical scientific skills and to allow you to engage in collaborative team-working activities that are the hallmark of spacecraft operations. The module is good preparation for further academic research in space science, and develops skills and knowledge that are relevant to employment in the space sector.

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Basic science: understanding experiments free course icon Level

Science, Maths & Technology 

Basic science: understanding experiments

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
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History & The Arts 

60 Second Adventures in Thought

Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced animations explain six famous thought experiments, from the ancient Greeks to Albert Einstein, that have changed the way we see the world. Subjects as vast as time travel, infinity, quantum mechanics and artificial intelligence, are squeezed into 60-second clips that will tickle your funny bone and blow your mind.

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15 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Measure the speed of light with your microwave

This video discovers an unconventional way to measure the speed of light using the microwave in your kitchen

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Challenge: Make paper and ink

Could our stricken scientists make their own paper and ink? It required undestanding of the processes involved.  

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15 mins
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Nature & Environment 

DIY Science: Ecosphere

Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and creatures inside.

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History & The Arts 

Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation

When Humphry Davy wanted to explore the properties of nitrous oxide, he decided the best way would be to experiment upon himself.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016

Did a Russian scientist create a zombie dog? No. Learning and research across the day.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Basic Science: Understanding experiments - Taking it further

Try our free course 'Understanding experiments' to get an idea of what it's like to study at the OU and start thinking like a scientist by carrying out simple physics, chemistry and biology experiments. 

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

The dog beyond the mirror: Experiments with dog consciousness

Traditional mirror-based experiments might have sold dogs self-awareness short. New research using smell instead of sight suggests dogs might have self-consciousness.

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