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What Pi Sounds Like

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What Pi Sounds LikeTeachable Moment: There is something magical about mathematical constants and this video explores yet another dimension of a well known one Pi.

What happens when you put the numbers of Pi to music?  Somebody had to find out!

 

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A Meteorologist on Climate Change

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A Meteorologist on Climate ChangeTeachable Moment: This short video is image and data rich and is a great primer on climate change issues from the perspective of a meteorologist.

Meteorologist Dave Eichorn explains climate change in this introductory segment of A Meteorologist on Climate Change video series.

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Möbius Strip Story

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Mobius Strip Video CleverTeachable Moment: OK, I know there's a risk of posting too many math Möbius strip videos but this one is just too darn clever... telling a story taking advantage of the way the strip works... follow the letters carefully and watch how she keeps the story going!

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Probability Problem: Feb 2011 - MathCounts Minis

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Probability Problem MATHCOUNTS MiniVideo explanation of the following problem: Two numbers between 0 and 1 on a number line are chosen at random.  What is the probability that the second number chosen will exceed the first number chosen by a distance greater than 1/4 unit on the number line?  Express your answer as a common fraction.

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How to turn a sphere inside out

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How to turn a sphere inside outChatty visual explanation of how to turn a sphere inside out without puncturing or pinching.

 

 

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Möbius Transformations Revealed

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Mobius Transformations RevealedShort video explains basic Möbius transformations.

 

 

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Nature by Numbers

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Nature by NumbersTeachable Moment: The presence of number patterns in nature help bring math to life in this short, visually stunning video.

Computer generated video illustrating number patterns present in nature including the Fibonacci sequence.

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Doodling In Math: Number Games

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Dooding in MathTeachable Moment: A fast paced visual walk through of number patterns and prime numbers.

Vi Hart, a mathmusician discusses number patterns of prime numbers including the Ulam Spiral and Pascal's Triangle.

 

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Antarctic Voyage

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Antarctic VoyageFollow a research vessel in time lapse photography as it explores Antarctica. This 9 minute video gives a great feel for what it is like to aboard a research vessel exploring Antarctica.

 

 

Science and Cooking: Olive oil and Viscosity

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Teachable Moment: Still confused by viscosity and elasticity.  How about measuring the elasticity of steak.

In the fall of 2010, Harvard held a GenEd course on Science and Cooking with famous chefs. They posted the public lectures online but even if you don't have 1-2 hours to watch the lecture, the first 10 minutes are worth watching because they quickly cover the science learned in the class that week.

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