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Basic Science

Understanding Experiments

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

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Rating 4.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 8 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $59
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Instructors Adele Julier, Luke Mander
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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Rating 4.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Apr 8 (in 3 weeks)
Cost $59
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Adele Julier, Luke Mander
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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