Discovering Science Program

Learn about the extraordinary world of everyday chemistry, and earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds
The Discovering Science program consists of five short online courses. Each course looks at how chemistry plays an important role in our everyday lives, by exploring topics such as advances in modern medicine, food, climate, and household products.
Through case studies and discussions, explore how research is responsible for significant scientific developments. Take a look at science in action, and find out more about what the future holds for scientific discoveries.
Each course includes exercises for you to complete which will allow you to practise your science writing skills for blog posts, press releases, interview questions and video scripts.
Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the five courses can be taken in any order. However, it is recommended that you join the Discovering Science: Science Writing course first, as this will help you make the most of the science writing activities in each of the topic courses. The science writing course will be open throughout the program so you can join it at any time.
This program provides a flexible way to enhance your understanding of chemistry principles, whilst continuing your professional development (CPD).
When you complete all five courses in the program and obtain a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will be eligible to join a final assessment course that leads to the award of 10 credits from the University of Leeds.

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Discovering Science: Atmospheric Chemistry (FutureLearn)

Sep 27th 2021
Discovering Science: Atmospheric Chemistry (FutureLearn)
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What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres? Learn about the role that radiation and greenhouse gases play in our understanding of atmospheric chemistry. As levels of CO2 in the atmosphere increase, you will discover the solutions scientists [...]
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Discovering Science: Chemical Products (FutureLearn)

Sep 27th 2021
Discovering Science: Chemical Products (FutureLearn)
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With chemistry providing us an endless amount of possibilities, what would you choose to develop? For centuries natural materials have been used by people to meet their daily needs. Discover how scientists are using their knowledge of the molecular structure of naturally occurring compounds to develop new and exciting [...]
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Sep 27th 2021
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Discovering Science: Science Writing (FutureLearn)

Sep 27th 2021
Discovering Science: Science Writing (FutureLearn)
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What science discoveries will you choose to write about? Without science writing, science could not really exist. By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. Science writing takes many forms: from press releases to video [...]
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