Materials Science Investigations

Ref: C3676448

You will investigate the properties of some different materials, collect data and record it as a graph or in a table. You will be expected to present your results to the rest of the group and draw conclusions.You will be able to ask questions about the accuracy and reliability of the different investigations.

Course aim

An introduction to the investigation of everyday materials to develop numeracy and communication skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Carry out practical work by following instructions
  • Record data and present information visually
  • Present your results and conclusions orally to a group
  • identify one way to improve the investigations you carry out,
  • Ask at least one question to others presenting their data.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Materials Science Investigations

Enrolment Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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