Set Reminder Save for later

Basic Science

Understanding Experiments

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is intended for anyone with an interest in making scientific observations through experimentation, and does not require any previous experience of studying the subject. The experiments do involve both hot and cold temperatures so younger learners may need supervision. As per FutureLearn’s terms and conditions - if you are under 13, you must ask an adult to create an account using their own name and communicate in discussions on your behalf. All of the experiments can be carried out with items you would find in a typical kitchen, but before you start, you should probably make sure you have the following: You can use the hashtag #FLSciExp19 to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Evaporation during heating, quantified by weight
  • Relationship between density and state of matter by freezing fluids
  • Living organisms and the requirements for life
  • Extraction of DNA from fruit
  • a cucumber
  • a kiwi
  • methylated spirits (or a bottle of vodka!)
  • olive oil
  • a potato
  • salt
  • sugar
  • washing-up liquid
  • yeast
  • distilled water
  • cling film
  • oven gloves
  • a freezer
  • an ice cube tray
  • kitchen scales
  • a marker pen
  • a microwave or oven
  • a paper clip
  • a printer
  • a ruler
  • a vegetable peeler
  • drinking glasses
  • knife

Get Details and Enroll Now

OpenCourser is an affiliate partner of FutureLearn.

Get a Reminder

Not ready to enroll yet? We'll send you an email reminder for this course

Send to:

FutureLearn

&

The Open University

Rating 4.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Adele Julier, Luke Mander, Conor McQuaid
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

Get a Reminder

Get an email reminder about this course

Send to:

What people are saying

We analyzed reviews for this course to surface learners' thoughts about it

life for example in one review

This course is very important because it is a part of our usual life for example when we know how liquid becomes ice it will help us how to use materials in kitchen

liquid becomes ice in one review

materials in kitchen in one review

our usual life in one review

example when in one review

important because in one review

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Prevention Case Manager - Home Run Program $22k

Events Coordinator / Fundraiser for Nonprofit - Start ASAP $31k

Care Coordinator at Healthy Start Program $41k

Start On Success Coordinator $47k

Early Head Start Home Visitor Manager $66k

R&D Engineer in NYC - Start up environment $66k

START Mission Commander $83k

Run Plant, Environmental, Improvement, and, Project Engineer $88k

Start Up Mechanical Foreman $99k

FECEP/Head Start Teacher $105k

Manufacturing Start-Up and Support Engineer Manager $125k

Run Plant Engineer Manager $133k

Write a review

Your opinion matters. Tell us what you think.

FutureLearn

&

The Open University

Rating 4.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 24 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Adele Julier, Luke Mander, Conor McQuaid
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

Similar Courses

Sorted by relevance

Like this course?

Here's what to do next:

  • Save this course for later
  • Get more details from the course provider
  • Enroll in this course
Enroll Now