The Khan Academy team is excited to bring back some dynamic and relevant partner courses in the summer of 2023! Each of these courses brings the best of both worlds - the vast knowledge and resources of a partner organization, presented in an engaging and informative Khan Academy course.
Read on to learn more about the first batch of these partner courses, and check in with our Partner Content page regularly, as we’ll be releasing additional courses later this summer!
Biodiversity is a thrilling exploration of the variety of life on Earth and how it's interconnected. It's all about understanding the vast array of species, ecosystems, and genetic material that make up - and maintain the health of - our planet. Get ready to explore different ecosystems, from lush rainforests to the depths of the ocean, and discover the incredible variety of life they support.
This course can be helpful if you’re currently taking a biology or environmental science class, as it will give you a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between various species, and the fragile balance of ecosystems that biodiversity helps to maintain. And for lifelong learners, it's a chance to satisfy curiosity about nature and learn about the importance of preserving biodiversity.
This course is like a backstage pass to a symphony orchestra, bringing the magic of music right into your classroom or living room in a way that just listening to a recording can't match. You’ll start with the basics of musical notation, then shift to exploring the roles that different instruments and performers play in orchestras. Finally, you’ll examine some famous orchestral pieces, looking at the historical and cultural context, and exploring the composer's intentions as they crafted the piece. Whether you’re currently studying music or just eager to learn more about this complex art form, this course will expand your understanding of music theory and history through the context of an orchestra.
Take a virtual field trip to New York City’s American Museum of Natural History, one of the preeminent museums showcasing the wonders of science and the natural world. In this course, you’ll explore topics ranging from dinosaurs to the cosmos - it's like having a time machine and a spaceship all in one!
This course can be a fantastic supplement to high school or college biology, earth science, or astronomy classes, and is also a stellar learning experience for anyone seeking to learn more about their planet and beyond. This course is packed with interactive lessons and videos that bring these topics to life - imagine watching a T-Rex in action or taking a virtual tour of the Milky Way.
Let’s explore the universe, the environment, and the amazing world of biology and evolution through a series of interactive virtual labs! This course features interactive investigations that challenge you to work with real-world scientific data as you ask questions, gather data, and draw conclusions.. This course can be used in high school and college biology, environmental science, or earth science classes as a source of high-quality virtual investigations, or can serve as an opportunity for anyone with a curious mind to explore scientific phenomena and data from their device.
Philosophy is all about exploring the big questions that have puzzled humans for centuries. Whether you’re taking a formal philosophy class or just looking to strengthen your critical thinking skills, this course will give you a chance to stretch your thinking muscles, examine different beliefs, and gain a deeper understanding of the world.
You’ll also learn how to think like a philosopher, as you pose questions, to look at the world in new ways, and to build and defend your own arguments, sharpening your critical and creative thinking skills. And that's a skill that will serve you well in every aspect of life!