Air Travel and the Space Race: Crash Course History of Science #37

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From balloons to satellites, air travel has come a long way over the years. A video presentation discusses the origin of space travel beginning with hot air balloons and gliders to the modern-day space race. Content includes discussion of the contributing scientists and the science behind each craft. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Display a timeline while playing the video to record the different milestones in air travel
  • Have pupils compare and contrast similar advances in different countries
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring the YouTube comments if making available for independent viewing
  • 37th installment of a History of Science series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Offers an option for closed captioning to support vocabulary
  • Includes contributions from countries around the world
Cons

  • None