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This learning video continues the theme of an early BLOSSOMS lesson, Flaws of Averages, using new examples — including how all the children from Lake Wobegon can be above average, as well as the Friendship Paradox.

Effective field theory is a fundamental framework to describe physical systems with quantum field theory.In this lecture, the professor discussed EFT of Hydrogen, top-down and bottom-up, and renormalizable EFT. Instructor: Prof. Iain Stewart

Flying kites is a popular hobby in Malaysia and very much part of the culture. With fun animations, this lesson looks at kite flying science to introduce basic ideas related to the dynamics of kite flying.

Linda Griffith, Director of the Center for Gynepathlogy Research (CGR), explains the Human Body on a Chip Modeling Microphysiological Systems.

Linda Griffith, Director of the Center for Gynepathlogy Research (CGR), explains her research about In Vitro Tissue Engineering.

Some materials sink and others float. But which is which and what happens when we combine them? Using a variety of demonstrations, this video explores the phenomenon of floating and sinking. In particular, we discuss the concept of density and how materials can be ...

This animation shows density layers in the South China Sea being perturbed by the regular back-and-forth tidal flow through the Luzon Strait.

What is circular motion, and how does it work? Learn the math behind it!

What is circular motion, and how does it work? Learn the math behind it!

Learn about the electricity and circuitry behind all that holiday spirit!

This video uses a series of examples and student-active segments to investigate the concepts of torque and equilibrium. The primary context is balance in the human body. Students are involved in partner activities, brainstorms, and more.

This video includes an introduction to the concept of the vector, a brief review of vector properties, an exploration of vector properties using physical intuition based on displacements, and more.

This video describes many facets of light, introducing it as a context in which to discuss scientific modeling. Students are asked to explain various phenomena in terms of which model describe them most effectively.

Prof. Krystyn Van Vliet discusses the importance and utility of enzyme kinetics for drug development. Alongside the video, students derive a rate equation (the Michaelis-Menten equation) for a simple enzyme-substrate system.

This video examines Gauss' Law and area integrals in detail, focusing on extracting as many variables as possible from the integral through careful choice of a Gaussian surface.

This video describes the key elements of strategic communication. Students watch and evaluate three segments of an MIT student presentation that exemplifies these key elements.

A review of electric field and electric potential, focusing on their similarities and differences and the way they are most commonly represented.

This course covers the fundamental principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods that underlay modern organizational productivity approaches applied in aerospace, automotive, health care, and other sectors.

This course covers theories about the form that settlements should take and attempts a distinction between descriptive and normative theory by examining examples of various theories of city form over time.

Data structures play a central role in modern computer science. You interact with data structures even more often than with algorithms (think Google, your mail server, and even your network routers).