## ‪The Parallax Activity: Measuring the Distances to Nearby Stars‬

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
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• Math
• High School
Determining the position of a star or other object in three-dimensional space is an important concept in astronomy. Finding stellar longitude (called...

## ‪From Teenage to Old Age: How Cancer Develops Over Time‬

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2018
1 Comment
• Science
• High School
This lesson focuses on: how cancer is caused by mutations that accumulate over time in cells’ DNA, how the genes mutated in cancer are involved in...

## The Science of Soap Bubbles (Part 1 and Part 2)

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
1 Comment
• Science
• High School
As magic and ephemeral as they may seem, soap bubbles are a magnificent example of precise mathematics, physics and chemistry at work. Part One of...

## Out for Shopping: Understanding Linear Data Structures

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
1 Comment
• Science
• MS, HS
This lesson is designed for students just learning about data structures. It teaches them by relating the topic to real life situations and...

## Averages: Still Flawed

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
• Math
• High School
This learning video continues the theme of an early BLOSSOMS lesson, Flaws of Averages, using new examples—including how all the children from Lake...

## ‪How Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain‬

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
• Science
• High School
In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to calculate the impact forces of raindrops on flying mosquitoes. Students...

## How Big Is a Mole? Comprehending Avogadro’s Number

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
• Science
• High School
The unit “mole” is used in chemistry as a counting unit for measuring the amount of something. One mole of something has 6.02×10^23 units of that...

## ‪You Can’t Always Get What You Want: A Lesson in Human Evolution‬

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017
• Science
• High School
This lesson introduces students to the concepts of evolution, specifically the evolution of humans. So often our students assume that humans are well...

MIT Blossoms
Updated:
2017