<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 and submission section</li><li>online tutorial access.</li></ul><p>You'll also have access to the OpenScience laboratory where you will conduct your online experiments.</p><p>Some of the live interactive experiments and activities will direct you to third-party websites outside of the Open University.</p></div>
<div><ul><li>A scientific calculator</li><li>A digital camera or scanner to record images of your work (recommended, but not essential)</li></ul><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>
The Open University is the worlds 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 youre 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.
<div><p>This is a practical science module with activities that address astronomy, physics and planetary science. It builds on your previous study, adding a vital element of experimental work. The investigations cover aspects as diverse as quantum mechanics; properties of electrons; planetary atmospheres and surface processes; and the structure and contents of the Milky Way. You'll use remote equipment ranging from an X-ray spectrometer to an optical telescope in Tenerife or a radio telescope in Milton Keynes. You'll build your experience and expertise in practical investigation, including observation, hypothesising and reporting skills. An exciting project develops team-working skills critical to collaborative scientific enquiry.</p></div>