What Do Astronauts Do?

Discover why astronauts go to space and what they do there with an entertaining video equipped with captivating graphics and an energetic host.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Visit the library, or schedule time on mobile learning devices, to research famous astronauts 
  • Create a flipped classroom assignment; direct pupils to watch the video at home then review key details when they return to school 
  • Have a virtual discussion; pose reflection questions on a classroom blog 
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is the fourth of 18 videos that focus on space and astronomy 
  • Avoid inappropriate comments or suggested videos by having the video ready to play in fullscreen mode
  • 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
  • Sparks interest in space-related professions 
  • Encourages question asking
Cons
  • The host speaks quickly, therefore, enable closed captioning and pause and replay as needed 
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