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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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The Power of Exponentials, Big and Small (Mandarin Voice Over)

The Power of Exponentials, Big and ...

Added 1 month ago | 00:28:55 | 253 views

Exponential growth is keenly applicable to a variety of different fields ranging from cell growth in biology, nuclear chain reactions in physics to computational complexity in computer science. In this lesson, through various examples an...

Flaws of Averages (Mandarin Voice Over)

Flaws of Averages (Mandarin Voice O...

Added 1 month ago | 00:18:42 | 560 views

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using three exciting examples: the “crossing of the river” example, the “cookie” example, and the “dance class” example. Averages are often worthwhile representations ...

I Am a Novice Marthoner: Sources of Energy for the Big Race

I Am a Novice Marthoner: Sources of...

Added 2 months ago | 00:27:18 | 410 views

This lesson focuses on energy production in the body through the digestion of food. The scene is a group of three novice runners preparing to run a marathon. During a marathon, energy is produced through cellular respiration in order for...

How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain (Chinese Voice Over)

How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain (Chi...

Added 3 months ago | 00:23:49 | 734 views

In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to calculate the impact forces of raindrops on flying mosquitoes. Students will gain experience with using Newton's laws, gathering data from videos and graphs, a...

Recognizing Chemical Reactions (Chinese Voice Over)

Recognizing Chemical Reactions (Chi...

Added 3 months ago | 00:22:54 | 701 views

What do all chemical reactions have in common? Most students describe a chemical reaction as an event where an explosion, color change, or a gas is formed. As a prerequisite for this lesson students need only be acquainted with the parti...

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