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Biosphere 2 Science for the Future of Our Planet

Are you ready to take an incredible journey around Planet Earth and beyond? In this course, you will delve into a world of innovative science and learn from a team of Biosphere 2 and University of Arizona researchers. From plants and soils, to oceans and rainforests, the Moon, Mars, and more, this course is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in science and Earth stewardship. Learn how a unique research station in the Arizona desert is used to investigate big ideas, such as how Earth systems interact, the effects of climate change, and what our future holds. Go back in time thousands of years with information locked in ancient trees, and travel into an imagined future where humans become Martians. Collect and analyze your own scientific data, discuss big questions with participants from around the world, and gain novel insights and understanding about our wonderfully unique planet.

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Rating 4.8 based on 16 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 7 (27 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Arizona via Coursera
Instructor Kevin E. Bonine, PhD
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Language English
Subjects Science Engineering Social Sciences
Tags Life Sciences Biology Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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high school science teacher

As a trained ecologist (MSc, PhD) and an Educator (High School Science Teacher) I found this course to be phenomenal.

will inspire young people

I suspect this course will inspire young people to join in the exciting scientific world of ecology and climate change.

complex problems facing our

The use and sharing of scientific data in such a clear manner was instrumental in showing the importance of rigorous scientific research to help understand and help find solutions for the complex problems facing our us and our biosphere.

well organized layout

Well organized layout of course, clear objectives, knowledgable instructors.

also went into

This course covered so many interesting things and topics, and also went into some astronomy, which I really enjoy.

double back over

There were only a couple of moments when I had to double back over some of the science being presented and that was down to my ignorance rather than the The last two modules were great and very understandable as the instructors were very good and fluent in their presentations.

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well laid out

So much information and really well laid out in great modules.

overall would recommend

Overall would recommend this course if you are interested in Earth.

so much information

sea changes

I particularly enjoyed the "Sea Changes, "Life and resources in space" and "feeding the future" modules.

approached from

The ecology of Biosphere 1 and the effects of climate change was approached from so many ways, creating a course of good depth and breadth.

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Rating 4.8 based on 16 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Feb 7 (27 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Arizona via Coursera
Instructor Kevin E. Bonine, PhD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Engineering Social Sciences
Tags Life Sciences Biology Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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