Great Minds: Carl Sagan

Discuss the life of Carl Sagan, including his success in making science popular. A biographical video also mentions that he was not perfect and included challenges he had with family and coworkers. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a timeline of Carl Sagan's life
  • If time allows, watch an episode of Cosmos with Carl Sagan
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember YouTube comments are public and not always appropriate
  • Video is the ninth in a 25-part series
Pros

  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Uses direct quotes and original photography
  • Humanizes an icon
Cons

  • None