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Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: The Story of Everything Worksheet (2011)

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The title says it all—this is the journey from where the universe started to how we believe it could end. But this is not a religious creationism story

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: The Story of Everything Worksheet (2011)

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The title says it all—this is the journey from where the universe started to how we believe it could end. But this is not a religious creationism story. This story is brought to us by the awesome powers of science, which employs quantified knowledge obtained over hundreds of generations. There are few more qualified than Stephen Hawking to explain this grand journey of how the cosmos started and how it might end. Students just need to sit back and watch. (And fill in the documentary guide!)

Origins: How Life Began Worksheet (2004)

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Origins: How Life Began (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, examining the rise of life on earth. In the video, Tyson strings tog

Origins: How Life Began Worksheet (2004)

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Origins: How Life Began (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, examining the rise of life on earth. In the video, Tyson strings together the best scientific evidence available into a tapestry chronicling the conditions for life to arise, the biochemical mechanisms by which it replicates, and the role natural selection plays in evolution. This documentary would be an excellent showing for the following classes: biology, astronomy, geology, history, and chemistry. Of the 40 questions on this documentary video guide, the overwhelming majority are higher-order in nature, with only a scattering of lower-level types. The concepts discussed include: spontaneous generation, extremophiles, cyanobacteria, biochemical interactions for life, elements needed for life, the Stanley Miller experiment, asteroid impacts, amino acid formation, impact energy and peptide formation, cellular replication, DNA, hydrothermal vents, photosynthesis, UV radiation, stromatolite colonies, and a functioning biosphere.

Origins: The Earth Is Born Worksheet (2004)

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Origins: The Earth Is Born (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, examining the history of the earth from its infancy up to the pre

Origins: The Earth Is Born Worksheet (2004)

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Origins: The Earth Is Born (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, examining the history of the earth from its infancy up to the present. Even though this is from 2004, the visuals have aged extremely well. The cg is still impressive, even by today’s standards. The clarity of Tyson’s presentation is impeccable, making it easy to understand for the students. For example, Tyson condenses the entire history of the earth into a 24-hour day, giving a timescale the kids can relate to. The documentary gives a scientific explanation for the world we see today. It also helps us see, through the eyes of science, ourselves as a species as well. This documentary would be an excellent showing for the following classes: astronomy, astrophysics, physics, geology, biology, and history. Of the 33 questions on this documentary video guide, the overwhelming majority are higher-order in nature, with only a scattering of lower-level types. The concepts discussed include planet formation, plate tectonics, magnetic fields, solar system formation and dynamics, asteroid impacts, radiocarbon dating, magnetic pole movement, the solar wind, moon origins, chemical analysis of zircons, and spectroscopy.

Origins: Where Are the Aliens? Worksheet (2004)

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Origins: Where Are the Aliens? (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, that examines the science behind the search for extraterrestr

Origins: Where Are the Aliens? Worksheet (2004)

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Origins: Where Are the Aliens? (2004) is a NOVA documentary, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, that examines the science behind the search for extraterrestrial life, what it might look like, and techniques used to find extra solar planets. Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains that life might not look like we see in the movies and that, based on scientific finding, life could theoretically arise in the most extreme of environments. He also discusses the Drake equation, modifying some of the variables to get a better understanding of just how often life might arise in the galaxy and if that life could lead to civilizations with the ability to communicate between the stars.

This documentary would be an excellent showing for the following classes: biology, astronomy, astrophysics, and physical science. Of the 39 questions on this documentary video guide, the overwhelming majority are higher-order in nature, with only a scattering of lower-level types.

The concepts discussed include: biodiversity, evolution, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, SETI, the Frank Drake equation, indirect viewing techniques, star wobble, red and blue shifted light, liquid water and life, Europa, intelligent life and evolution, asteroid impacts, and mass extinctions.

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