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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...
How to Estimate the Value of Pi

Mathematics

This lesson is about the estimation of the value of Pi. Based on previous...
Pollination: Saying It with Flowers

Biology

This lesson focuses on the process of pollination. The learning objectives...
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...
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...
Tragedy of the Commons

Mathematics

This lesson introduces students to the “Tragedy of the Commons,” an...
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...
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...
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 Disease of Our Time: Diabetes

Biology

This lesson presents a comprehensive overview of diabetes, including the causes...
Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Engineering

This video lesson introduces students to the worlds of engineering innovation...
The Mathematics of Voting

Mathematics

The goal of this video lesson is to teach students about new and exciting ways...
Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?

Physics

This learning video uses a simple analog setup to explore why earthquakes are...
Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph Theory

Mathematics

This learning video presents an introduction to graph theory through two fun,...
Methods for Protein Purification

Biology

This Protein Purification video lesson is intended to give students some...
Fabulous Fractals and Difference Equations

Mathematics

This learning video introduces students to the world of Fractal Geometry...