Category: TED-Ed Lessons

5 TED-Ed Animations to watch this election season

The first US president was elected in 1789, and while some traditions remain, many voting laws have changed and evolved since then. So, who gets to vote? Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? And, what’s even on the ballot? Let’s face [...]

What is life like under the sea?

The ocean covers roughly 71% of our planet’s surface, and is by far the most dominant feature of our world. But what’s in it? Let’s dive in. As you swim deeper into the depths of the ocean, you’ll feel the [...]

Can you pass this mythology quiz?

How much do you know about mythology? See how well you rank with our 10-question quiz:   Want to learn more? Check out our TED-Ed Lessons on literature and language. To get brand new TED-Ed Lessons delivered to your inbox [...]

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how students are taught: 1. Salman Khan   Salman Khan talks about how and why he created [...]

Quiz: Do you know how the U.S. government works?

To prepare for the upcoming July 4th holiday, test your knowledge of US history and see how well you score:   Want to learn more? Check out our TED-Ed Lessons on civics. To get brand new TED-Ed Lessons delivered to [...]

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. [...]