The outbreak of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 for short) has created a global health crisis (Figure 1). Not only do the high infection rates threaten the survival of millions, but the safety measures necessary to fight it also create a crisis in mental health and erode our sense of well-being. This course covers introduction … Read More

Structure of the Earth

To study seismic waves, topographic maps, plate tectonics, we should know the structure of the earth. Earth is the only planet known to have an atmosphere containing free oxygen, oceans of water on its surface, and life. This course covers the following: the structure of the earth  seismic waves topographic maps Structure of the Earth … Read More

Vaccines for COVID-19

More than a hundred different teams of scientists are developing vaccines for COVID-19. Developing vaccines from scratch is not the fastest option for stopping the ongoing pandemic no matter how effective they will be, but it is does constitute the desirable long-term solution. The time required to develop and deploy a safe and effective vaccine … Read More

STEM Challenge Training

The STEM Challenge Training is a 9-day course that teaches students each component and job that goes into an entire STEM Challenge (Figure 1). Each of the 7 steps (Identify Problem, Research, Develop Solution, Design, Build, Test and Evaluate) are taught explicitly in 15-30-minute lessons. By the end of the challenge, students will understand the … Read More

Cell Structure and Function

A cell is the smallest unit of living organisms.It is composed of structures called organelles, which perform diverse functions. For example, mitochondria is responsible for cellular respiration and chloroplast for photosynthesis. This course covers following: Characteristics of a cell Modern cell theory Distinguish between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Cell organelles Molecular composition of a cell Hierarchical … Read More