Category: TED-Ed Lessons

5 TED-Ed Lessons about water

Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. But just why is it so important? To learn all about water and how it affects the human body, watch this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. [...]

Anima Mundi TED-Ed Animation Workshop: Write a ‘note to self’ and animate it

The International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi, takes place every year in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In the 25 years since it was created by four Brazilian animators, Anima Mundi has exhibited more than 9,000 films from [...]

Your dystopian beach reading list

Maybe your beach vacation is more rocky coastline than sandy paradise. Maybe happy endings just aren’t your thing. Whatever the reason, fear not: the books below will let you stay gloomy, if you like. [Note: several of these books are [...]

Why do we knock on wood?

Chances are you’ve knocked on wood in the past month. But, really, why? Here’s one origin story: Knocking on wood is thought to come from the folklore of the ancient Indo-Europeans, or possibly people who predated them, who believed that [...]

4 TED-Ed Lessons about mental health

Depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, narcissism — these medical conditions impact millions of people around the world, yet are often misunderstood. How much do you know about the symptoms and treatments? Want to learn more about how to support a friend [...]

11 electrifying facts about jellyfish

Some jellyfish are longer than a blue whale. Others are barely larger than a grain of sand. And one even contains a secret that’s behind some of the greatest breakthroughs in biology. To dive deeper into why jellyfish are such [...]

Why do people get allergies?

Anyone with an allergy has their origin story, a tale of how they discovered that their immune system goes haywire when some arbitrarily particular molecule gets into their body. There are hundreds of millions of these stories. In the US [...]