Advanced Science Learning Path
The science sector continues to grow and expand worldwide, and subsequently so does the demand for individuals with advanced science skills. Individuals with a knowledge of advanced science are eligible to work in a variety of fields related to the science industry. The Alison learning path on advanced science will provide a well-rounded understanding of the three main science subjects- Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. A well-rounded knowledge of science is very attractive to employers in a variety of areas. The Alison advanced science learning path will be of interest to anyone who wishes to enter the science sector in the future. It will also be of interest to anyone currently working in the science sector who wishes to review the advanced theories of the three main science subjects. This Alison learning path will cover areas such as; cellular theory, evolution, natural species, electricity, friction, gravity, volume, elements, and the periodic table.
Courses in this Learning Path
Advanced Biology 1
This online biology course will give you an introduction to cell theory and cell survival. It will discuss the main activities and principles of cells, as well as the main types of cells, particularly prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. It will also give an introduction to cellular respiration and cover topics such as aerobic respiration, anaerobic respiration, and the ADP/ATP system. The course will also cover the molecules that are found in cells, such as lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.
Next, you will study the structure and functions of enzymes, the inorganic materials such as minerals and carbon dioxide, the structure and function of membranes, and the cell life cycle. The course will also cover the basal metabolic rate, homeostasis, photosynthesis, diseases caused by worm, fungi, arthropods, and other pathogens, the transmission of pathogens and parasites in animals and plants, the nervous system, plant hormones and their actions, experimental methods and design, and more.
Did you know that the largest cells found in nature are ostrich eggs? If you want to learn more about cell biology, this free online Advanced Biology course is perfect for you. It is particularly suitable for any student of biology at the second level, or anyone who wants to gain more knowledge and understanding of the biological world around us. So, have a look at the course and start learning about the amazing structural and functional unit of every living organism in the world.2-3 Hours50 Points
Advanced Biology 2
Natural selection is the process by which species adapt to their environment. This course will first discuss natural selection and cover topics such as genetic variation, mutations, and selection pressures. You will look into evolution, fossil record, biogeography and geographical distribution, comparative anatomy and embryology, DNA hybridization, and fossilization. You will then study the different patterns of evolution including convergent evolution, parallel evolution, and gradualism. You will also look into relative dating and population genetics.
Pedigree is a register recording a line of ancestors. This course will discuss pedigrees and the inheritance of autosomal and X-linked characteristics. It will also discuss inheritance and selective breeding, genetic inheritance, genotyping, and phenotyping. You will then look into Mendel's work, his first and second laws, and the inheritance at one gene locus. You will also learn how the genotype of an organism can be worked out, look into the tools and techniques of biotechnologists, and more.
The study of biology is essential to everyday life as it allows humans to better understand their bodies, resources, and potential threats to their environment. Upon the completion of this Advanced Biology course, you will have gained a better understanding of important aspects of biology including mutations, gene expression, gene mapping, and gene technology. You will also have learned about the social, moral, and scientific implications of gene technology. So, check out the course and learn something interesting, today.2-3 Hours50 Points
Advanced Physics 1
An electric system consists of all of the elements needed to distribute electrical power. This course will first introduce you to current, charge, and voltage. You will study how electrons from a voltage or current flow on circuits and how capacitors store an electrical charge. You will also study the three types of transducers and how they convert energy from one form to another. The course will then discuss the two types of current, the properties of magnets, and Faraday's law of magnetic induction.
You will then explore sound and study electromagnetic waves and mechanical waves. You will study the wave equation which is the mathematical relationship between the speed of a wave, its wavelength, and frequency. Next, you will learn about sound diffraction, which is the bending of sound as it travels through an aperture or past an obstacle. Finally, you will study the intensity of sound and speed of sound and learn that sound waves travel fastest through solids.
Physics can be a difficult subject to study, and it's quite likely that there have been days when you weren't really listening to your professor teach in class. This course will stitch together the missing pieces and help you understand the main concepts of physics at your own pace and time. And with so much to learn, from the nature of sound, magnetic and standing waves, to the speed of sound and its importance, why not check out the course today and start getting ahead, for free.2-3 Hours50 Points
Advanced Physics 2
Motion is the act of changing location or position. This course will first discuss the normal reaction, force, and acceleration relative to motion. It will also cover collisions, constant and vertical circular motion, and centripetal force. You will then study projectile motion with and without air resistance, momentum, impulse, force, and time. You will also look into kinetic, elastic and potential energies, and the conservation of energy. You will also study Kepler's law and review circular and elliptical orbits, and the velocity of satellites.
Gravity has been defined as the force by which a planet or other body draws objects toward its center. This course will give you an overview of gravity. You will study weightlessness, apparent weight, and how to calculate the apparent weight. You will look into Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation and energy transfers in space including their graphical representation. This course will also cover Hooke's law, the wave-like nature of light, the photoelectric effect, the Emission and absorption spectra, and electric fields and the electron.
Physics plays a hugely important role in science. When you take this course, you will be able to look deeply into Newton's law, Kepler's law, and Hooke's law as well as understand the different types of forces such as gravitational force, normal force, friction force, and net force. You will also learn about the center of mass, the weight of an object, and more! So, check out this course today and learn more about the fascinating subject of physics.2-3 Hours50 Points
Advanced Chemistry 1
The mole concept states that one mole of any substance is the amount of that substance containing as many defined particles such as atoms, ions, or molecules as there are atoms in 12 g of carbon-12. This course will first give you an overview of the mole concept. You will then study volumetric analysis and important topics such as dilutions and titrations, analysis by chemical reaction, and analytical chemistry. You will also look into equilibrium in endothermic and exothermic reactions.
You will then study Le Chatelier's principle and concentration-time graphs. This course will also discuss precipitation reactions, ionic equations, and solubility rules. You will study Water Kw and the use of the pH scale, gravimetric analysis, and spectroscopic techniques such as colorimetry. You will also study chromatographic techniques such as paper chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, and gas chromatography. Finally, you will look into industrial chemistry and cover petrochemical industry and techniques used such as refining crude oil and the fractional distillation of crude oil.
By the end of this course you will have gained a better understanding of important chemistry concepts such as the procedures involved in volumetric analysis including titration and dilution. Your knowledge about analytical chemistry such as qualitative analysis, chemical reactions, gravimetric analysis, spectroscopic techniques, and chromatographic techniques will also have become clearer. This is essential knowledge for any aspiring scientist, so check out the course and start learning today!3-4 Hours50 Points
Advanced Chemistry 2
This course will first discuss the origins of the periodic table and the important role of Dmitri Mendeleev. You will then study the trends in the periodic table and the elements of the first transition series. You will look into the history and development of atomic theory and study electrons, isotopes and relative atomic mass, and nuclear fission and fusion. This course will also discuss thermochemical equations, electrochemistry, electrolysis, fuel cells, and energy conversions.
You will then study the nitrogen cycle and look into the use of nitrogenous fertilizers. This course will then cover the digestion of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates, and discuss saturated and unsaturated fats, and vegetable oils. You will also cover nutrients and nutrition, and energy found in food. You will learn the role of water in chemistry, the relative energy content of foods, and the energy consumed in food production. You will also study the denaturation of proteins.
After completing this course, you will have a much better understanding of the different elements of chemistry, and will be able to look at the periodic table and electron arrangements with new eyes. Students who take this course also get a better understanding of the history and development of atomic theory, the nitrogen cycle, digestion, carbohydrates, proteins, food components, glycogen, and other food concepts. So check out the course today and start gaining some interesting new knowledge.3-4 Hours50 Points