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Arabesque: Where Art Meets Mathematics

Mathematics

The main objective of this lesson is to illustrate an important application of...
The Respiratory System of Birds

Biology

This video aims to provide an illustrative lesson about the respiratory system...
Why Beehive Honeycombs Have a Hexagonal Shape

Mathematics

Beavers are generally known as the engineers of the animal world. In fact the...
Is There a Connection between Water Desalination and Making Pickles?

Chemistry

The objective of this lesson is to get students acquainted with the basic...
The Construction of Proteins

Biology

This lesson examines cell construction and functionality, specifically looking...
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...
Plastics and Covalent Chemical Bonds

Chemistry

In this lesson, we discuss the distribution of electrons in a carbon atom,...
Sorting Algorithms

Mathematics

This lesson is about sorting algorithms and the methods used to sort lists of...
The Geometry of Parabolic Sand Dunes

Mathematics

One of the main problems facing Saudi Arabia and many other countries in the...
Plants and Environmental Resources

Biology

Earth contains a variety of plants to provide food, medicine and, most...
Uniform Circular Motion and Centrifugal Force

Physics

The objective of this video lesson is to correct the misconception in the...
Connections in the Plane without Crossing

Mathematics

This lesson presents interesting and challenging problems in Graph Theory,...
The Disease of Our Time: Diabetes

Biology

This lesson presents a comprehensive overview of diabetes, including the causes...
How Does Biotechnology Help Clean Up The Environment?

Biology

The objective of this lesson is to introduce students to one of the most...
Counting Systems

Mathematics

This video aims to explain counting systems (Decimal, Binary, and Hexadecimal...
The Physics of Racing Cars

Physics

This video lesson discusses how a few simple physics concepts can help in...
The Mailman and the Five Packages: Data Packets and Data Transfer Speed

Mathematics

This lesson will explain the process of data transfer throughout computer...
The Magic Picture: Steganography in Bitmap Files

Engineering

This video aims to connect many topics in computer science to reach the writing...
Selfish Drivers: The Braess Paradox and Traffic Planning

Mathematics

The idea of this lesson is to introduce, in a simplified manner, the so-called...
The Mathematics of Voting

Mathematics

The goal of this video lesson is to teach students about new and exciting ways...
Wind and Sand

Biology

The goal of this video lesson is to relate physics principles to natural...
Yeasts, Molds and Mushrooms

Biology

This video lesson examines the many beneficial aspects of a very important...
The Olive Propagation Problem

Biology

In this video lesson, students will learn about the DNA fingerprinting of...
How Much Small Is Small?

Chemistry

This video lesson introduces students to the concept of size. It looks at how...
Is Bigger Better? A Look at a Selection Bias that Is All Around Us

Mathematics

This learning video addresses a particular problem of selection bias, a...
Sustainable Energy: Can Water be the Future Fuel?

Chemistry

The main objective of this video lesson is to bring the students' attention to...
Why Are the Sky Blue and the Leaves Green?

Chemistry

This learning video is designed to encourage students to be curious about...
Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?

Physics

This learning video uses a simple analog setup to explore why earthquakes are...
Static Equilibrium

Physics

This video lesson will focus on systems that are said to be in equilibrium...
Catalytic Converter

Chemistry

This video lesson aims to motivate students about chemistry and to raise their...
Pythagoras and the Juice Seller

Mathematics

This video lesson presents a real world problem that can be solved by using the...
Flaws of Averages

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using...
The Pythagorean Theorem: Application and Proof

Mathematics

In this video lesson, students will not only learn about Pythagoras and the...
Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph Theory

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to graph theory through two fun,...
Plasma: the Fourth State of Matter

Physics

In this video lesson, students will achieve the following learning objectives:...
Methods for Protein Purification

Biology

This Protein Purification video lesson is intended to give students some...
Roots, Shoots, and Wood

Biology

The topic of photosynthesis is a fundamental concept in biology, chemistry, and...
Flu Math Games

Mathematics

This video lesson shows students that math can play a role in understanding how...
Probability Theory

Mathematics

The main objective of this lesson is to motivate students’ thoughts and...
Fingerprinting Gravity

Physics

This very interactive video lesson uses the Simple Pendulum experiment to...
Using Geometry to Design Simple Machines

Engineering

This video is meant to be a fun, hands-on session that gets students to think...
Discovering Medicines, Using Robots and Computers

Biology

Scientists who are working to discover new medicines often use robots to...
Classifying Animals by Appearance Versus DNA Sequence

Biology

The topic of this video module is how to classify animals based on how closely...
The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering: How to Whip Out Answers Quickly

Mathematics

The purpose of this learning video is to show students how to think more freely...
Are Random Triangles Acute or Obtuse?

Mathematics

This learning video deals with a question of geometrical probability. A key...
Fabulous Fractals and Difference Equations

Mathematics

This learning video introduces students to the world of Fractal Geometry...
The Broken Stick Experiment: Triangles, Random Numbers and Probability

Mathematics

This learning video is designed to develop critical thinking in students by...