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Apr 2nd 2017

This is an Exploratorium teacher professional development course taught by Teacher Institute staff, open to any science teacher (particularly middle or high school level) and science enthusiast. This is a hands-on workshop that explores topics and strategies teachers can use to help their students become active investigators of light.

Average: 5.9 (28 votes)
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Learn about the physical phenomena at play in astronomical objects and link theoretical predictions to observations. How can we study the Universe we live in using the only available information it provides us with: light ?

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Mar 28th 2017

Discover how to use microorganisms and catalysts to create biobased products, and then learn how to market and sell those products in a profitable business model. What does it take to create and implement a biobased product?

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Mar 27th 2017

¿Sabes cómo vuelan los aviones, tan pesados y no se caen mientras vuelan? ¿Sabes que viajamos por el espacio sobre el planeta Tierra que se traslada y gira muy rápido y no lo percibimos? ¿O acaso, notas efectos de su movimiento? ¿Cuál es nuestro lugar en el universo? ¿Podemos viajar en el tiempo? ¡Preguntas, muchas preguntas! Con espíritu de descubridores nuestra curiosidad nos motiva a buscar respuestas, a explorar nuestro entorno, a entrar a lo desconocido y hallar nuevo conocimiento.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Mar 27th 2017

In this course you can learn about the mechanics of global weather, the foundations of ocean meteorology, predictive modeling and how sailors receive data via satellite and use high-performance navigation software.

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Mar 27th 2017

En este curso, el estudiante aprenderá las bases de la ciencia oceanográfica. Cómo se clasifica y se ha formado el fondo marino, cómo funcionan los actuales sistemas de análisis del mar por satélite, la química del océano y los procesos que han llevado a su formación.

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Mar 27th 2017

Ce cours complète le MOOC « Thermodynamique : fondements » qui vous permettra de mettre en application les concepts fondamentaux de la thermodynamique. Pour atteindre cet objectif, le Professeur J.-Ph. Ansermet de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne s’est entouré d’experts et de spécialistes des différents domaines d’application provenant de diverses institutions partenaires du réseau RESCIF. Vous pourrez ainsi voir l’usage de la thermodynamique en chimie, en ingénierie et en physique.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Mar 27th 2017

Cleaning up the large number of groundwater contamination sites is a significant and complex environmental challenge. The environmental industry is continuously looking for remediation methods that are both effective and cost-efficient. Over the past 10 years there have been amazing, important developments in our understanding of key attenuation processes and technologies for evaluating natural attenuation processes, and a changing institutional perspective on when and where Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) may be applied.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

This course explores the analysis and design of beam bending problems.
Prerequisite Knowledge: You will need to have successfully completed my earlier course “Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading” in order to be successful in this course.

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Mar 27th 2017

In this course, the second in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, you will go in-depth with common data types (such as raster and vector data), structures, quality and storage during four week-long modules.

Average: 5.7 (7 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

Origens da vida no contexto cósmico é um curso desenvolvido no Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas da Universidade de São Paulo, com o objetivo de apresentar os mais recentes avanços científicos na compreensão deste intrigante assunto. É um curso com formato multidisciplinar que o levará a compreender melhor os aspectos envolvidos no surgimento de vida na Terra e no possível surgimento de vida em outros planetas.

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Mar 27th 2017

Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what kind of sustainable solutions are appropriate to better manage waste and enhance recycling and recovery? If yes, this course is for you!

Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

Explore the world of spatial analysis and cartography with geographic information systems (GIS). In this class you will learn the basics of the industry’s leading software tool, ArcGIS, during four week-long modules. Take Fundamentals of GIS as a standalone course or as part of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization. By completing the first class in the Specialization you will gain the skills needed to succeed in the full program.

Average: 9.2 (6 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

This course is an introduction to high-throughput experimental methods that accelerate the discovery and development of new materials.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

Welcome to this Big History course! In this course, renowned scientists and scholars from the University of Amsterdam and beyond will take you on a journey from the Big Bang until today while addressing key questions in their fields.

Average: 8 (6 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

Learn about the best environmental technologies for a sustainable development and how they are managed in various settings around the world.

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Mar 27th 2017

Apply your GIS knowledge in this course on geospatial analysis, focusing on analysis tools, 3D data, working with rasters, projections, and environment variables. Through all four weeks of this course, we'll work through a project together - something unique to this course - from project conception, through data retrieval, initial data management and processing, and finally to our analysis products.

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.

Average: 5.2 (18 votes)
Mar 27th 2017

General Theory of Relativity or the theory of relativistic gravitation is the one which describes black holes, gravitational waves and expanding Universe. The goal of the course is to introduce you into this theory.

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