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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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How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain (Japanese Voice Over)

How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain (Jap...

Added 5 days ago | 00:23:49 | 122 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 (Japanese Voice Over)

Recognizing Chemical Reactions (Jap...

Added 5 days ago | 00:22:54 | 100 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...

Fantastic Factorials (Malay Subtitles)

Fantastic Factorials (Malay Subtitles)

Added 13 days ago | 00:24:14 | 142 views

The aim of this video lesson is to introduce the concept of factorials, and to show students that everyday events in their lives have so much to do with factorials - even if they do not realize it! During this video, students will learn ...

The Physics of Pool (Malay Subtitles)

The Physics of Pool (Malay Subtitles)

Added 13 days ago | 00:24:40 | 110 views

The objective of this lesson is to illustrate how a common everyday experience (such as playing pool) can often provide a learning moment. In the example chosen, we use the game of pool to help explain some key concepts of physics. One o...

Why the Honeycomb of Beehives Has a Hexagonal Shape (Malay Subtitles)

Why the Honeycomb of Beehives Has a...

Added 13 days ago | 00:26:45 | 95 views

Beavers are generally known as the engineers of the animal world. In fact the beaver is MIT's mascot! But honeybees might be better engineers than beavers! And in this lesson involving geometry in interesting ways, you'll see why! Honeyb...

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