E.g., Monday, August 31, 2015
E.g., Monday, August 31, 2015
E.g., Monday, August 31, 2015
Self Paced

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

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Humanity has just about run out of time to address climate change. Scientists have pointed out that a rise in mean surface temperature of 2º Celsius above pre-industrial levels will put the Earth in dangerous, uncharted territory. Yet we currently are on a path toward an increase of 4º or more this century. The last chance for action has arrived. That chance lies in Paris in December 2015. Either governments will agree to decisive action, as they have promised, or we will look back at 2015 as the year when climate sanity slipped through our fingers.

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Explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds, rain, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, air pollution, ocean currents and productivity, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, global warming, energy, and water resources.

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Earth is old and interesting. Geology is the science that tries to tell its story. In this course we will try to get a basic understanding of the Earth and its very long geological history.

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Soil is the skin of the earth. It begins as rock that is broken down by plants, animals, and the elements; it blends with other materials, and becomes the foundation of our the forests, grasslands and fields. In this course we will explore how soil works and what makes it possible for plants to grow in soil at all.

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Aug 24th 2015

This course introduces the academic discipline of sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations.

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Jul 27th 2015

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

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Apr 28th 2015

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.

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Jun 21st 2015

Learn how all energy systems depend on the finite resources of the Earth, and how this relationship can provide a unique “big picture” perspective on energy supply.

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Jun 8th 2015

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

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Jun 8th 2015

Es evidente que si no tomamos medidas para combatir el cambio climático el mundo será 4 grados centígrados más cálido a finales de siglo. Este incremento de temperatura amenaza nuestra sociedad tras décadas de desarrollo y nos encontramos actualmente en un punto de inflexión decisivo para el futuro de la humanidad. Este curso presenta las últimas evidencias científicas sobre el cambio climático y algunas de las alternativas e iniciativas que debemos empezar a implementar lo antes posible para poder revertir la situación.

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May 4th 2015

How and why is the Earth constantly changing? How do scientists reconstruct events in Earth's geologic history? This course explores the origin and evolution of the Earth and provides resources for educational use.

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Apr 20th 2015

It is now becoming clear that without necessary climate action, the world may become 4°C warmer by the end of this century. As this threatens to roll back decades of development progress, this is a ‘make or break’ point. This course presents the most recent scientific evidence as well as some of the opportunities for urgent action.

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Feb 2nd 2015

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

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Feb 23rd 2015

Planet Earth, an overview of selected geological topics, discusses how earthquakes, volcanoes, minerals and rocks, energy, and plate tectonics have interacted over deep time to produce our dynamic island in space, and its unique resources.

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Jan 19th 2015

Intended for non-specialists, this course starts with basic principles and builds to more complicated, realistic models of the Earth's climate.

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Feb 9th 2015

The purpose of this four-week learning exchange is to bring together organizations, teachers, students, and community stakeholders to assist elementary and middle school students choose a STEM career pathway by exploring topics and problems surrounding space weather through the lens of NASA's Multiscale Magnetosphere Mission.

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Jan 12th 2015

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

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Sep 29th 2014

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).

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Sep 8th 2014

Are we alone? This course introduces core concepts in astronomy, biology, and planetary science that enable the student to speculate scientifically about this profound question and invent their own solar systems.

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