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This lesson explains the Friendship Paradox -- including the intuition behind the result, how we use graphs to formalize the paradox, and a proof of the paradox. While the primary learning objective is for students to learn how one pro...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:04:49 | 2446 views
A BBC interview with Professor Ruth Perry about Mary Astell, a pioneering English feminist whose books were published a century before Mary Wollstonecraft. (Excerpt from Chawton House Library Conversations, June 2015 podcast.) Go to comp...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:24:09 | 1597 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...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:35:32 | 1437 views
The goal of this lesson is to introduce students who are interested in human biology and biochemistry to the subtleties of energy metabolism (typically not presented in standard biology and biochemistry textbooks) through the lens of ATP...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:22:47 | 979 views
This video module uses a simple analog setup to explore why earthquakes are so unpredictable. The setup is simple enough that students should be able to assemble and operate the setup on their own with teacher supervision. It is importa...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:20:22 | 1156 views
This lesson focuses on how cancer is caused by mutations that accumulate over time in cells’ DNA, how the genes mutated in cancer are involved in normal cell growth & division, and how different types of mutations affect the functions of...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:20:03 | 1291 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.
Added over 1 year ago | 00:17:13 | 980 views
This Protein Purification video lesson is intended to give students some insight into the process and tools that scientists and engineers use to explore proteins. It is designed to extend the knowledge of students who are already somewha...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:26:20 | 1186 views
This lesson introduces students to the concepts of evolution, specifically the evolution of humans. So often our students assume that humans are well adapted to our environments because we are in control of our evolutionary destiny. The...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:28:55 | 854 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...
Added over 1 year ago | 00:25:46 | 1822 views
This lesson is about the importance of friction in our lives. It discusses the meaning of friction as well as the different types of friction. The lesson attempts to downplay the misconception that many people have regarding friction’s h...
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