Category: TED-Ed Lessons

Will these 6 illusions trick you?

How much do you trust your eyes? Put them to the test, and see if you’ll get tricked by these 6 illusions. 1. Which of the two center circles is bigger? Do you think the right is bigger? They’re actually [...]

How 10 everyday items were invented

Have you ever wondered where the idea for a rubber glove came from? What about super glue? Or lipstick? From blue jeans to Band-Aids, watch these 10 TED-Ed Animations to find out the history behind some of your favorite everyday items. [...]

4 simple tips on how to practice effectively (in TED-Ed GIFs)

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. There are many theories that attempt to quantify the number of [...]

6 creative activities to try out now that school’s over

Summer’s here, and it’s time for students to finally take a breath after a seemingly endless amount of exams — but rising temperatures often mean a drop in productivity. Avoid the summer slump and make the most of your free [...]

5 myths from around the world

Myths serve a profound role in cultures and traditions around the world, anchoring us to a sense of history and meaning through allegorical storytelling. Save yourself an airplane trip and check out these five myths from different countries around the world: 1. [...]

Top 5 most popular literature & language TED-Ed Lessons

If you’re ready to level up your working knowledge of literature and language, check out these five popular TED-Ed Lessons: 1. The language of lying We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much [...]

5 actions to protect birds where you live

In honor of Bird Day, we took a few tips from Audubon on how to take action to protect birds and paired them with some of our favorite bird visuals from our TED-Ed Lessons. 1. Reduce or eliminate pesticide and [...]