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May 3rd 2016

Master the basics of climate science so you can better understand the news, evaluate scientific evidence, and explain global warming to anyone. Do you want to talk about climate change from an informed perspective? Are you interested in how global warming works? Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, and climate science is critical to finding solutions. How can we make the best decisions about our present and future? By taking this course, you can be part of the global conversation.

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May 2nd 2016

Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change and how to talk about it. You will learn from scientists in the fields of climatology, oceanography, Earth science, and anthropology who study how climate change is affecting people, populations, and ways of life. Explore the multiple lines of evidence for the human-induced climate change that is happening today, and consider what that means for the future of our planet. At the end of this course you will be able to understand key scientific principles, identify and address misconceptions, and contribute confidently to conversations about climate change.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
May 2nd 2016

This class provides a series of Python programming exercises intended to explore the use of numerical modeling in the Earth system and climate sciences. The scientific background for these models is presented in a companion class, Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change. This class assumes that you are new to Python programming (and this is indeed a great way to learn Python!), but that you will be able to pick up an elementary knowledge of Python syntax from another class or from on-line tutorials.

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May 2nd 2016

The Origins course tracks the origin of all things – from the Big Bang to the origin of the Solar System and the Earth. The course follows the evolution of life on our planet through deep geological time to present life forms.

Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
May 2016

Your introduction to modern Earth Sciences with application to the Geology of hydrocarbon and water. Are you fascinated by Geosciences and willing to take the challenge of predicting the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface? This is your course!

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Apr 25th 2016

This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.

Average: 5.3 (4 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth. Over two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks wondered if there were other worlds in the cosmos. This question is now being experimentally tested. This course, offered by the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh, is an introduction to astrobiology. It explores the origin and evolution of life on the Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere. Astrobiology addresses compelling questions of wide interest such as: How did life originate on the Earth? Is this an inevitable process and is life common across the Universe? Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary science that bridges fields as diverse as astrophysics, biology, geosciences and chemistry.

Average: 5.3 (7 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

The AMNH course The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators provides students with an overview of the origin and evolution of the Earth. Informed by the recently released Next Generation Science Standards, this course examines geological time scales, radiometric dating, and how scientists “read the rocks.”

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Apr 18th 2016

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms.

Average: 1 (2 votes)
Mar 21st 2016

Learn how to measure and monitor the Earth’s water and ice masses to deepen your understanding of global change. Global warming. Rising sea levels. Droughts. Flooding. The melting of the polar ice caps. In this energy and earth science course, you will learn how continental water and ice masses are measured and monitored through remote sensing. You will learn how water and mass transport can be traced, and how this relates to the Earth‘s complex system. We will also discuss global change and its indicators, and why experts have clear evidence that this change is actually taking place. By the end of this course, you will understand the importance of preserving the planet and observing the Earth’s oceans.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Mar 14th 2016

Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements - earth, air, wind and water - can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power.

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Mar 7th 2016

Ce cours a pour objectif d’amener les participants à découvrir les concepts scientifiques qui sous-tendent les phénomènes de notre quotidien, à travers une démarche participative.

Average: 7 (1 vote)
Feb 29th 2016

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Feb 22nd 2016

Learn the basics of geology and geological engineering as we explore ways to both protect and properly utilize the earth’s resources today and in the future.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Feb 16th 2016

Learn about the physics, chemistry, biology, and geology of the earth’s climate system.

Average: 5 (4 votes)
Feb 1st 2016

Deepen your understanding of global change by learning about the techniques and tools used to study the Earth.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Jan 25th 2016

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses, and the solutions available to reduce those risks.

Average: 10 (4 votes)
Jan 18th 2016

Develop a greater appreciation for how the air, water, land, and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.

Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
Sep 15th 2015

The first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Environmental Science exam, focusing on the living world and evolution.

Average: 1 (2 votes)



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