This is your opportunity to anonymously provide your teacher with feedback about what you liked and didn’t like about our class, and how to improve the class for the future.
We touched on this earlier in the year, but we are going to re-visit the topic as we start our next unit. Read the article below to learn about the mistakes made by the producers of Gravity (the Sandra Bullock movie that was released this fall). Whether or not you have seen the movie, skim through the article and jot down at least 2 things Gravity messes up. You can turn your responses in on paper or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, review the websites below to compile a list of 5 common mistakes made in Science Fiction films. Be sure to describe each error thoroughly (at least 3 sentences) for full credit. You should know these mistakes well enough that you could identify them in a film and describe why they are unlikely to happen in space. If you complete that task, try to find some examples of films that have fallacies in them. You can turn your responses in on paper or email to email@example.com
Finally, you should have received your grade for your Science Expo paper via email by now. If you have not received it, please ask me to re-send the rubric or to print it out. Thank you for your hard work on those papers! I was very impressed with your topics and ability to incorporate the feedback we discussed.
Attached is the newspaper containing the articles written by the students. They worked very hard to make sure everything was just right before submitting their work!
Out of Space Times
Imagine we have developed the technology to live on the moon and travel freely through our solar system. We have become so advanced that recently we started to live on all 8 planets. Surely, we live in sealed pods on the surface or in orbit around some of the gassy Jovian planets, but we have expanded greatly.
NASA heard that you were an amateur astronomer with a creative side and you are an excellent writer as well, so they employed you to be a part of their newspaper team. This newspaper is dedicated to keeping Earth up to date on what is happening on the other planets.
- Write 1 article (400-500 words)
- Create 1 feature (fun article, comic strip, puzzle, interview)
- Play the roles of reporter, writer, editor and publisher
Out of Space Times Assignment
While you are reading the SKYJACKED article, reference the attached footnotes to increase your understanding of the article. >>SKYJACKED Footnotes
After you finish reading, complete the following tasks:
1. Summarize the article in 5 sentences. What were the most important aspects of the article?
2. Do you think this is a good idea for NASA to try to capture an asteroid? Should we continue to invest money into this venture? Why or why not? Should we retrieve an asteroid to study it? Support your opinion with at least three pieces of evidence from the text.
(attach scanned copy of article)