Take a Ride on the Interplanetary Superhighway

It turns out there is an interplanetary superhighway, complete with off ramps! A video from the SciShow Space series discusses how using gravity cuts space travel fuel needs to a minimum. Following the superhighway allows spacecraft to hop from orbit to orbit. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write a summary of the video information as their notes
  • As they watch the lesson, have pupils jot down any unfamiliar terms
Classroom Considerations

  • An understanding of the galaxy structure is helpful

  • Includes historical information to add relevance to the content
  • Provides an option for closed captioning to assist with note taking

  • None