OSHR 1632 - Put Some Science in Your Life and Have Fun Doing It

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Sorry that you neglected science classes in high school or college? Here’s your chance to fill in the gap and enjoy the experience. This class will be very interactive. We’ll talk about implications of science in everyday life and why it does not have to be intimidating.

We’ll start with: What is an atom? A molecule? Next, it is on to states of matter; for example, everything is either a solid, liquid or gas and what does that imply? Other topics include: the most amazing, and necessary, molecule in the universe - water - and why it has that distinction; chemical reactions and why some explode while others take ‘forever’ to do anything. We’ll talk about the law, "there is no such thing as a free lunch", as it relates to energy. We’ll ask, "Is that banana really ‘organic’, and what is ‘organic’ anyway? We'll discuss some really BIG reactions - like nuclear energy.

And, we’ll throw in a few other tidbits along the way!

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.