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Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies (BLOSSOMS)

BLOSSOMS is an MIT educational project in partnership with colleagues in Jordan and Pakistan. Each BLOSSOMS module is a multi-segment educational video to be shown in a high school math or science class, with the in-class teacher leading the students in interactive educational activities between each BLOSSOMS video segment. BLOSSOMS is funded by the Hewlett Foundation with additional funding by the Sloan Foundation and by partners in Jordan and Pakistan.

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Meet The Family: Investigating Primate Relationships

Meet The Family: Investigating Prim...

Added 3 days ago | 00:30:27 | 115 views

In this lesson, students will see the different types of evidence scientists use to understand evolutionary relationships among organisms—including physical characteristics, fossil remains and DNA sequences. The video teacher guides stu...

Will an Ice Cube Melt Faster in Saltwater or Freshwater?

Will an Ice Cube Melt Faster in Sal...

Added 7 days ago | 00:16:07 | 155 views

With an often unexpected outcome from a simple experiment, students can discover the factors that cause and influence thermohaline circulation in our ocean. In two 45-minute class periods, students complete activities where they observe...

How to Estimate the Value of Pi (Mandarin Chinese)

How to Estimate the Value of Pi (Ma...

Added 16 days ago | 00:24:09 | 173 views

This lesson is about the estimation of the value of Pi. Based on previous knowledge, the students try to estimate Pi value using different methods, such as: direct physical measurements; a geometric probability model; and computer techno...

Pollination: Saying It With Flowers

Pollination: Saying It With Flowers

Added 16 days ago | 00:20:03 | 85 views

This lesson focuses on the process of pollination. The learning objectives include learning the anatomy and physiology of flowers, the ecology of pollination, and a focus on plants as essential players in the natural world.

Guess The Last Ball: An Exercise in Mathematical Modeling (Chinese version)

Guess The Last Ball: An Exercise in...

Added 1 month ago | 00:41:24 | 149 views

Through the medium of a simple game, this video lesson uses the technique of induction to show students how to analyze a seemingly random occurrence in order to understand it through the development of a mathematical model.

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