Epic Space Rescues

Can we believe what we see in the movies? An installment of a physics video series explores the depiction of space in movies. Scholars learn about characteristics of planets by analyzing these videos.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After the lesson, view the movie in class and keep track of realistic effects and those not so realistic
  • Pair with additional referenced resources to study features on other planets
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring YouTube comments if making the video available for independent viewing
Pros

  • Includes links to actual satellite footage
  • Uses references to movies that are of interest to most pupils
Cons

  • None