Just How Small are Atoms? Mind Blowing TEDEd Animation Puts It All Into Perspective

In this new video from TED Education, teacher and author Jonathan Bergmann uses colorful analogies to help us visualize the scale of the atom and its nucleus. Bergmann is a pioneer of the “Flipped Classroom” teaching method, which inverts the traditional educational model of classroom lectures followed by homework. In a flipped classroom there are no lectures. Instead, teachers assign video lessons like the one above as homework, and devote their classroom time to helping students work their way through problems. To learn more about the flipped classroom method you can read a recent article co-authored by Bergmann in The Daily Riff. And to see more TED Education videos, which come with quizzes and  other supplementary teaching materials, visit the TEDEd YouTube channel.

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  1. David says . . . | April 27, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    amazing! thanks for sharing. This is the kind of material schools should work with.

  2. Neil says . . . | May 2, 2012 / 11:48 am

    Thanks for this video. I’ve been following your blog for around two years now and you’ve often led me to some great resources and videos. As a teacher I’ve found some of them very useful and inspiring to use in my class. I’m not entirely convinced by the flipped classroom method, but I think that it’s an interesting concept. But it’s great for teachers to produce quality videos for children to use at home, it’s just a shame that there is not always time to do it.

  3. Teaching English says . . . | July 13, 2012 / 11:27 pm

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