TED-Ed Club Friday

TED-Ed Club Member Siddhant Arora

TED-Ed Club Member Siddhant Arora

One of the main goals of TED-Ed Clubs has always been to provide a platform for student ideas. In this column, we do just that by highlighting nominated videos from schools participating in TED-Ed Clubs around the world.


5 questions for physicist James Gillies

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James Gillies is an expert science communicator. If you want to learn more about dark matter, or find out if antimatter falls up, or explore how cosmic rays help us understand the universe, you can — he and his fellow physicists at CERN have created TED-Ed lessons to help you do just that.

TED-Ed spoke with Gillies recently about the Large Hadron Collider, what Nobel Prize-winning physicists do for lunch — and how to spark scientific inquiry in schools around the globe. Below, read an edited transcript of our conversation.


Celebrate the Chinese New Year, TED-Ed style

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Welcome to the Year of the Goat! February 19th, 2015 marks the first day of Chinese year 4713. At a loss for how to celebrate this Lunar New Year? Check out this playlist of TED-Ed Lessons to cover all the essentials of this traditional holiday.


The five senses of attraction (in TED-Ed GIFs)

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Romantic chemistry is all about warm, gooey feelings that gush from the deepest depths of the heart…right? Not quite. Actually, the real boss behind attraction is your brain, which runs through a very quick, very complex series of calculations when assessing a potential partner. Check out these 11 GIFs from Dawn Maslar’s TED-Ed Lesson ‘The science of attraction‘ to get your attractors warmed up in time for Valentine’s Day. 


Happy Inventors’ Day, America!

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American society often tells restless kids to do two very different things at the same time. Go change the world — but do it in a way that makes us comfortable. Question authority — as long as “authority” lives somewhere else.


TED-Ed Club Friday

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Arjun Mehrotra from United World College of South East Asia’s TED-Ed Club

One of the main goals of TED-Ed Clubs has always been to provide a platform for student ideas. In this weekly column, we do just that by highlighting nominated videos from schools participating in TED-Ed Clubs around the world.


How to use TED-Ed Clubs in a foreign language classroom

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In the year since the launch of TED-Ed Clubs, we’ve had a few international schools use their club experience as a tool to help students learn to speak better English. Co-facilitators Angela Mitchell and Conway Brackett from The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia, flipped this idea on its head when they decided to use TED-Ed Clubs in their high school Spanish VI Honors class to help strengthen their students’ Spanish language skills.


What we know (and don’t know) about cancer

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Every year on February 4, World Cancer Day is observed in an effort to deepen awareness and understanding of the deadly disease. Watch these four TED-Ed Lessons to get more informed about cancerous cells, how they spread and some methods people are using to fight the disease head on.


What I learned from watching every TED-Ed Lesson

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As a Production Intern at TED-ED, a big part of my job has been to make sure none of our video files have any glitches. So for the past two months, I’ve watched every single TED-Ed Lesson—nearly 500 of them—at least twice. Basically, I’ve been fully immersed in TED-Ed. If TED-Ed were a menu, I’d have tried everything on it. If TED-Ed were a foreign country, I would be a fluent speaker of TED-Ed-ese. If TED-Ed were a network of highways, I could drive anywhere with my eyes closed (not that I would ever drive with my eyes closed, of course). 


5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch on a snow day

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In the Northeastern United States, there is only one thing on the mind today: Snowmageddon. If you’re at a loss for things to do (after stocking up on bread and milk, of course), we’ve compiled 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you get in the spirit of all things frigid and frozen.