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Science and Cooking: Heat Temperature and Chocolate

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Teachable Moment: Ever wonder how to calculate the diffusion constant of water using a cheesecake?  Watch this video to find out!

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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Immune Attack

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Immune Attack Video GameTeachable Moment: How often can you say a video game is truly educational?  This one was created by the Federation of American Scientists with support from the NIH, NSF, NIAID, among others and is a great way of bringing the immune system to life!

 

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Teachable Moment: This timeless film is still probably the best way ever devised of communicating relative sizes and magnitudes.

Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker - with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.

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WKRP: Venus Explains the Atom

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WKRP in Cincinnati: Venus Explains the AtomTeachable Moment: Interesting approach... perhaps interpersonal conflicts are an easier way of teaching the atom than magnetic forces!

Only on TV, could a teacher find a teachable moment in a locked storage room with a gang member. And of course, if you're going to challenge a gang member to anything, it might as well be explaining to them how an atom works!

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Stand and Deliver: Finger math

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Stand and Deliver: Finger MathTeachable Moment: What can you say?  I'd never seen this before and it's a pretty cool way of teaching multiplication by 9s!

Great video from Stand and Deliver

 

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