Basic Science: Understanding Numbers

Gunn, L. (Leanne) ; Hughes, S. (Sion) ; Kelley, S. (Simon)

Learning Object

This course is intended for anyone with an interest in numbers and making scientific observations. It does not require mathematical skills or any previous experience of studying the subject. This practical, hands-on free course will help you to start thinking like a scientist, by using numbers to describe and understand the natural world. It might be the size of the Greenland ice sheet, the number of molecules in a raindrop, or the latest set of mind-boggling numbers about climate change presented in the media. After completing this course you will be able to understand and manage numbers better, communicate scientific numbers effectively, and relate numbers in science to the real world.

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The Open University (OUUK)

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