Sunday, December 28, 2014

Finding Math in Van Gogh's Starry Night

Turbulence is a concept that is difficult to model and understand. Amazingly, Van Gogh captured it in his work Starry Night.

Learn more by viewing the complete TED Ed lesson by Natalya St. Clair.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dead Stuff: The Secret Ingredient In Our Food Chain

Here's a terrific video on "the brown food chain." Watch it and learn how pond scum and animal poop contribute enormous amounts of energy to our ecosystems.

Learn more by viewing the complete TED Ed lesson by John C. Moore.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

One Million (and One) Digits of Pi

The team at Numberphile printed one million decimal places of Pi onto a piece of paper. Can you guess how long it stretched? Or which digit appeared most often? Watch this video to learn the answers to these questions and more.

Once you've seen the video, check out the related TED Ed lesson.