Questions in science

The Open University

Course Information

A series of questions, starting with ‘Can you make a hole in water? and ‘How do you know what is alive?’, teaches scientific thinking. You will undertake a number of practical experiments, both ‘hands-on’ in your own home and online. This Questions in science module at The Open University is the entry point for the natural sciences degree, and develops generic study skills, maths skills and investigative skills alongside key concepts in science.

What you will study

This module consists of 11 topics, most of which are phrased as questions to highlight the key scientific skill of enquiry. The final topic, ‘Bad science’ brings together the principles of good science practice that you will have learnt throughout the module.

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