So You Want to go to Mars?

NASA landed on the moon with computers less powerful than today's cell phones. An informative video offers an entertaining look at the dangers and concerns of being an astronaut. The cartoon graphics are amusing and the science is sound. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Watch the PBS documentary Year in Space
  • Create a KWL chart about the dangers of living in space
Classroom Considerations

  • YouTube comments often have inappropriate language and bad science
  • The third video in a series of 22
Pros

  • Works well in a flipped or traditional classroom
  • Includes many topics students don't think about, including bone growth, special relativity, and secondary radiation
  • Provides a link to learn more about space travel at the end
 
Cons

  • None