Open Courseware and Resources (general)

- Science: system of acquiring knowledge based on scientific method, a continuing effort to discover and increase human knowledge and understanding through disciplined research (Wikipedia).

Science (general) & Physical Sciences

  About Science  
Brief introductions

On Being A Scientist from the National Academies.

Symphony of Science is a musical project by John Boswell designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form.

Some of the terms used in the Physical Sciences >> >>
- click on any one to Google it.

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  Science - Open Textbooks  
Links to open access (free) textbooks.

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Links to Listings of Open Textbooks (all subject areas)

  Science - Support for Learners  
Sites that actively support learners - eg learner communities, forums, expert help etc

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  Science - Best Resource Sites  
iBerry's choice - other recommendations welcome!

  • Citizen Science - resource for all things related to citizen science; books, papers, discussions
  • National Science Digital Library (NSDL) (US) - high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • (US) - authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results
  • Wikipedia - The Science Portal

Some other resource sites 

  Science - Unsorted Links    
Miscellaneous unsorted links
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  Science - Open Courseware (OCW) 

The following links have been chosen by iBerry as good examples of OCW for this topic. Only significant content such as notes, images, videos etc covering topics in reasonable depth are included. Items consisting only of course advertisements, sub-topic headings, single lectures or where a significant proportion of material is password protected are not included. Comments are welcome!

Galileo and Einstein

explores two revolutions in perception of the universe, Galileo (realization that what we see in the heavens—the moon, the planets, the sun and stars—are physical objects), Einstein (space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but related to each other in a simple but unexpected way)

Science, Magic and Religion

science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time, Examines the earlier mind-set before 1700 when into science fitted elements that came eventually to be seen as magical, how Western cosmologies became "disenchanted", Magical tradition transformed into modern mysticisms, political implications, discussion concerning science in totalitarian settings as well as "big science" during Cold War

Interactive Science Simulations

interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena: ongoing effort to provide extensive suite of simulations to improve the way that physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math are taught and learned

Introduction to Modeling and Simulation

continuum methods, atomistic and molecular simulation (e.g. molecular dynamics) as well as quantum mechanics

Physics and Chemistry of the Terrestrial Planets

introduces structure, composition, and physical processes governing the terrestrial planets, including their formation and basic orbital properties, plate tectonics, earthquakes, seismic waves, rheology, impact cratering, gravity and magnetic fields, heat flux, thermal structure, mantle convection, deep interiors, planetary magnetism, dynamics

Online Course in Science Journalism

major practical and conceptual issues in science journalism (how to find and research stories, exposing false claims, how to pitch to an editor, turning crisis reporting to advantage), topics that are relevant to beginners in journalism as well as more experienced reporters and editors in all regions of the world

Philosophy of Science

inferential & causal view of scientific explanation, Van Fraassen's pragmatic view of explanation, Carnap vs. Popper, structure of scientific revolutions, paradigms & normal science, anomaly, crisis & non-cumulativity of paradigm shifts, incommensurability, hierarchical model of justification, theory of scientific justification, holist picture of scientific change, scientific realism vs. constructive empiricism, inference to best explanation, entity & convergent realism, measurement problem

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts, free player runs all demos: Browse Latest, Random Selection, FAQs, Authoring area

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