Basic Science: Understanding Experiments - The Open University



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This hands-on course introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments

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Where and when

Starts Location
10 August 2016
22 September 2016
11 January 2017

What you'll learn on the course

Physics Chemistry
GCSE Physics
Skills and Training

Course programme

This practical, hands-on course aims to help you start thinking like a scientist by carrying out experiments at home and making scientific observations.

You will carry out simple experiments to extract the DNA from fruit or vegetables, observe osmosis in action and bake a potato to destruction! You’ll also investigate how different liquids behave when frozen and how much water an everyday food item contains.

As you carry out these experiments you will develop important science-based skills including observation, record-keeping, data analysis and how to control an experiment. After examining your results, you will share them with other learners and discuss your findings.

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