s111
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Resource <div><p>You'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>course-specific module materials</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assessment details, instructions and guidance</li><li>online tutorial access</li><li>access to student and tutor group forums.</li></ul><p>Where possible the materials are also available in other formats including PDF, EPUB, interactive ebook (EPUB3), Kindle ebook and Microsoft Word, which can supplement your online study. The purchase of 'print-on-demand' texts will not be an option for this module.</p></div>
Resource <div><p>A digital camera<sup>1</sup>? to take photographs of your experiments and upload images.</p><p>A simple scientific calculator ? of the type sold as suitable for GCSE/A level use in any large supermarket. The calculator on a mobile phone, tablet or computer isn't suitable as your only calculator for this module.</p><p>Some basic kitchen, DIY or garden equipment ? for simple home experiments ? including (but not restricted to):</p><ul><li>a kitchen weighing scale</li><li>a means of freezing water</li><li>re-usable plastic and glass containers of various sizes</li><li>a clock or watch</li><li>galvanised nails</li><li>copper wire</li><li>electrical cable</li><li>items of fruit or vegetables</li><li>offcuts of cardboard</li></ul><p>It's difficult to estimate the cost of buying the home experiment items, as you probably already own some of them. At 2019 prices, we've estimated the cost of all the resources to be ?56 (or ?1.87 per study week).</p><p>If you're unable to undertake the experiments, and they form part of the assessment, we'll provide alternative ways to enable you to take part.</p><p><sup>1</sup><em>A scanner is recommended for uploading drawn images.</em></p><p>A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.</p><p>Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.</p><p>A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.</p><p>The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.</p><p>To join in the spoken conversation in our online rooms we recommend a headset (headphones or earphones with an integrated microphone).</p><p>Our<a>Skills for OU study</a>website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.</p></div>
support The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you’re at home, at work or on the move. As an OU student you’'ll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
abstract Questions in science is a key introductory science module that encompasses astronomy and planetary science; biology; chemistry; earth and environmental sciences; and physics.
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  • S111
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title Questions in science
description <div><p>This introductory science module encompasses astronomy and planetary science; biology; chemistry; earth and environmental sciences; and physics. A series of questions, starting with 'Can you make a hole in water? and 'How do you know what is alive?', teaches scientific thinking. You will undertake a number of practical experiments, both 'hands-on' in your own home and online. This module is the entry point for the natural sciences degree, and develops generic study skills, maths skills and investigative skills alongside key concepts in science.</p></div>