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Science and Math Though-Experiments for the Classroom.


Blossoms at MIT has created over 100 math and science video lessons that demonstrate how common core standards can be met in an intelligent and interesting way. All video lessons can be completed in a single 50-minute class period and allow the video professor and classroom teacher to work in tandem. Lessons generally start with a provocative classroom thought experiment or question. Then the video professor takes the class on an intellectual discovery mission, with programmed pauses in the video where classroom teachers are prompted to help the class hypothesize, interpret, observe, discuss or explore real world connections related to lesson. This is a fun way to bring a virtual guest lecturer/expert in the field into the classroom. These lessons spur Minds-On learning while giving the classroom teacher the content support needed to dive deeper into topics than they might feel comfortable doing alone.


There is an essential 10-minute classroom teacher tutorial at the end of each video lesson which alerts classroom teachers to ways they can encourage class discussion around questions raised in the lesson and to any common misconceptions or sticking points they may encounter during the lesson. Most Blossoms videos are available on Youtube, but to find specific videos that overlap on classroom curriculum, access them through the Blossoms site and use the "search for education standards" button on the left (it actually searches by standard and keyword). It's relatively easy to find a topic from your curriculum. Then give it a whirl; substitute this video lesson for a typical classroom lecture and see how your class reacts.


High School: From Teenage to Old Age, How Cancer Develops Over Time:

Middle School: Will an Ice Cube Melt Faster In Saltwater or Fresh Water:

High School: How Do Mosquitos Fly in the Rain and How Can That Help Build Better Aerial Robots? :


Subjects :MathScienceGrades :789101112Course Standard :Core CurriculumNext Generation Science

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