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Adsorption: Using the Tamarind Fruit as an Adsorbent for Effluent Treatment

Chemistry

This lesson is multidisciplinary in character and aims to show students one of...
How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain

Physics

In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to...
The Case of the Stolen Painting: A Forensic Mystery

Biology

This video was conceived around the idea that students, particularly students...
How Scientific Teams Develop New Anti-Cancer Drugs

Biology

In this lesson, students will see first-hand how all different kinds of...
From Teenage to Old Age: How Cancer Develops Over Time

Biology

This lesson focuses on: how cancer is caused by mutations that accumulate over...
Making It Personal: Using DNA to Tailor Cancer Treatments

Biology

This lesson focuses on different anti-cancer drugs, including chemotherapy and...
Tissue Specific Gene Expression

Biology

How is it that all cells in our body have the same genes, yet cells in...
Who Do You Know? The Theory Behind Social Networking

Mathematics

This video lesson will introduce students to algorithmic thinking through the...
The Quadratic Equation: It’s Hip to Be Squared

Mathematics

The Portuguese Subtitle video has been broken into two parts, you can view:...
Recognizing Chemical Reactions

Chemistry

What do all chemical reactions have in common? Most students describe a...
Static and Kinetic Friction Forces: Similarities and Differences

Physics

This lesson is about the importance of friction in our lives. It discusses the...
Uniform Circular Motion and Centrifugal Force

Physics

The objective of this video lesson is to correct the misconception in the...
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...
The Physics of Pool

Physics

The objective of this lesson is to illustrate how a common everyday experience...
Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Engineering

This video lesson introduces students to the worlds of engineering innovation...
Quantifying the Energy Associated with Everyday Things and Events

Engineering

This lesson is about energy and how it manifests itself in every day things...
What’s in an Eye?  The Eye’s Components and the Diseases that Affect Them

Biology

The major purpose of this lesson is to promote the learning of eye function by...
Geologic Time: The Ticking of Our Planet’s 4.6 Billion Year Clock

Biology

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. That’s a hard number to conceptualize...
Blood: The Stuff of Life

Biology

The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about blood and its components...
Using DNA to Identify People

Biology

This lesson focuses on the molecular biology technique of DNA fingerprinting:...
The Physics of Boomerangs

Physics

This learning video explores the mysterious physics behind boomerangs and other...
Discovering Genes Associated with Diseases and Traits in Dogs

Biology

In this video module, students learn how scientists use genetic information...
How Much Small Is Small?

Chemistry

This video lesson introduces students to the concept of size. It looks at how...
Free Fall

Physics

This video lesson is an example of "teaching for understanding" in...
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...
Antioxidant Enzymes: Three or Four Veggies a Day Keeps Aging Away

Biology

The purpose of this video lesson is to expand the student’s knowledge...
Pythagoras and the Juice Seller

Mathematics

This video lesson presents a real world problem that can be solved by using the...
The Genetic Basis of Inheritance and Variation

Biology

The topic of this video module is genetic basis for variation among humans. The...
Biotechnology: Can It Help in Making the Desert Green?

Biology

This learning video introduces high school students to a topic they would not...
The Science of Soap Bubbles

Physics

This lesson has been broken into two parts, you can view:
Flaws of Averages

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using...
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...
Building Cryptosystems

Engineering

This video module presents an introduction to cryptography – the method...
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...
The Stroboscopic Effect

Engineering

This module is about a particular effect of the frequency, which is the...
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...