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Apply Science - For Fun

Apply Science - For Fun

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Developing Effective Teams

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*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

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314 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 27 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


Citizen Science

Zooniverse - general collection of citizen science projects


Plankton - where there are producers, there are consumers, help track plankton locations to help scientists research ocean ecosystems


Seafloor explorer - help tally organism counts on sea floor


Whale FM - whales communicate via calls, help scientists sort whale calls


worm watch - researchers use model species like C. Elegans to study human aging


Cell slider -  eventually with enough time and mutations, cancer happens. Help researchers sort and analyze cancer cells


Snapshot Serengeti - help count organisms in Africa by noting species type and interactions

Online games

Fold It - find ways proteins can be manipulated, 3-D strategy game

In person games

Phylo - Pokemon for the real world