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The Interplanetary Phone Call



Old habits are hard to break. As a teacher of social studies, I often looked for videos that would spark interest in the students and start conversations in relation to the course content. This video can prompt a discussion in almost any classroom setting our course discipline, here are my ideas for lessons below:

  • Science: Astronomy/Physics terms are mentioned...what is an AU? Orbit? Radio Waves?
  • Social Studies: What are impacts of scientific research discussion, various forms of communication throughout history. Exploration, why are we looking at distant frontiers?
  • Math: Example problem, If it takes 7 minutes for a radio signal to go from Earth to Mars (225 Million Km), how long would it take to send a signal from Neptune to Earth? Conversion  equations, convert AUs to Kms when 1 astronomical unit = 149,598,000 kilometers.
  • English: Our Future in Space, lesson plan; How has science fiction of the past viewed the future?
If you can think of other ideas or have other plans please post.



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