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Amount of Substance and Its Unit, Mole: Connecting the Invisible Micro World to the Observable Macro World

Chemistry

This lesson has been divided into two parts. You can view: Part 1 English |...
The Biological Mysteries of Kimchi: Examining How Plants Absorb and Lose Water

Biology

Kimchi is a spicy pickled cabbage dish eaten in Korea and China. Using Kimchi...
Batteries: The Wings of Modern Technologies

Chemistry

This lesson explores the structure and working principles of batteries through...
Out for Shopping: Understanding Linear Data Structures

Engineering

This lesson is designed for students just learning about data structures. It...
A Never-Fail Method for Probabilistic Problems

Mathematics

This lesson focuses on calculating the probability of random events. The main...
Chemotherapy Resistance: The Fault in Our Cells

Biology

Cells in tumors mutate very quickly as they grow and divide, creating a tumor...
How Tall Is That?

Mathematics

This lesson is a practical lesson about measuring the height of different...
Stoichiometry

Chemistry

Stoichiometry is the study of the quantitative aspect of the chemical formula...
Choosing a College Roommate: How Multi-Criteria Decision Modeling Can Help

Mathematics

This lesson is designed to introduce Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM)...
Ecological Tipping Points: When Is Late Too Late?

Biology

The major goal of this lesson is to provide students with some of the tools...
Will an Ice Cube Melt Faster in Freshwater or Saltwater?

Physics

With an often unexpected outcome from a simple experiment, students can...
How to Estimate the Value of Pi

Mathematics

This lesson is about the estimation of the value of Pi. Based on previous...
You Can’t Always Get What You Want: A Lesson in Human Evolution

Biology

This lesson introduces students to the concepts of evolution, specifically the...
How Big Is a Mole? Do We Really Comprehend Avogadro’s Number?

Chemistry

The unit “mole” is used in chemistry as a counting unit for...
Averages: Still Flawed

Mathematics

This learning video continues the theme of an early BLOSSOMS lesson, Flaws of...
From Psychology to Logic: Learning Computer Programming in the Kitchen

Engineering

This lesson focuses on the biggest problem faced by any young programmer - i.e...
The Monty Hall Problem or How to Outsmart a Game Show and Win a Car

Mathematics

This lesson teaches students how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty...
The Parallax Activity: Measuring the Distances to Nearby Stars

Physics

Determining the position of a star or other object in three-dimensional space...
How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain

Physics

In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to...
From Teenage to Old Age: How Cancer Develops Over Time

Biology

This lesson focuses on: how cancer is caused by mutations that accumulate over...
ATP: The Fuel of Life

Biology

The goal of this lesson is to introduce students who are interested in human...
The Power of Exponentials, Big and Small

Mathematics

Exponential growth is keenly applicable to a variety of different fields...
Recognizing Chemical Reactions

Chemistry

What do all chemical reactions have in common? Most students describe a...
Amazing Problems: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

Mathematics

This lesson aims to introduce arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences to...
Static and Kinetic Friction Forces: Similarities and Differences

Physics

This lesson is about the importance of friction in our lives. It discusses the...
The Towers of Hanoi: Experiential Recursive Thinking

Mathematics

This lesson is about the Towers of Hanoi problem, a classic famous problem...
The Physics of Pool

Physics

The objective of this lesson is to illustrate how a common everyday experience...
Guess the Last Ball: An Exercise in Mathematical Modeling

Mathematics

This video lesson uses the technique of induction to show students how to...
Sustainable Energy: Can Water be the Future Fuel?

Chemistry

The main objective of this video lesson is to bring the students' attention to...
Flaws of Averages

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using...
Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph Theory

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to graph theory through two fun,...