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Monday Mix-ins: End of Trimester Fun Videos

March 5th, 2018

{photo by Anne Davis on flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0}

Monday Mix-ins are a great way to keep learning. Today’s mix-ins are a mix of purely fun but still mostly educational videos, and since it's a short school week, you may want to let your kids supplement with some other intriguing choices – try these!

VIDEOS:

How high can you count on your fingers? – A fascinating TED-Ed video that will teach you ways to count on your fingers you probably never dreamed of. It’s gets pretty crazy…

 

5 cool math tricks – It’s always handy to know a few math tricks:

 

The mathematics of sidewalk illusions – Most likely you've seen this type of amazing sidewalk art - learn how it’s made:

 

Can you solve the dark coin riddle? – Another fun video from TED-Ed, for our riddle-loving kids. It’s actually quite brilliant:

 

Why are human bodies asymmetrical? – Our students have been studying Anatomy this trimester, so here’s an interesting TED-Ed video relating to that:

 

Schoolhouse Rock - Telegraph Line – We haven’t shared a Schoolhouse Rock video in awhile, so here's one that ties in with our science this trimester:

 

Schoolhouse Rock - Do the Circulation – Here’s another one:

 

Starling murmuration, a stunning clip from Jan van Ijken’s ‘The Art of Flying’ – Stunning is the right word for this:

 

Van Gogh’s Starry Night and self-portrait, painted on dark water – This is SO cool!

 

Physics marble tracks – A science teacher shares his marvelous homemade marble tracks and discusses the physics of how they all work:

 

How to Make a Hexaflexagon: The Definitive Guide – Make your own super awesome paper fidget toy:

 

The Temple of Knowledge – The story of a boy who lived in a library – an appealing thought for anyone who loves books!

 

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