Season 2 episode 2 "Eye of God" student worksheet. Original air date April, 2015. Fun video that explores how people perceive objects in the Universe that resemble common objects or images on Earth.
From the History Channel website: "Could the strange shapes of the universe solve the mysteries that have haunted mankind since ancient times? Is the eye of God peering at us from the heavens? What is the strange hexagon at the pole of Saturn, or the face on the Moon? Each shape tells its own story of an object's origin, and how physical forces shaped the Universe, and each is a chapter in the greater saga of existence.
From the planets to the stars and out to the edge of the unknown, history and science collide in this epic exploration of the Universe and its mysteries. It's a very old universe. Yet just 50 years since man first ventured into outer space, the heavens are yielding their greatest secrets. Robotic rovers give us eyes on the red rock of Mars--NASA probes slam into comets at hyper speed--deep-space telescopes capture violent images of the birth of stars and their collapse into black holes. All have significantly changed the way we see ourselves. We wonder, is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? Using cutting-edge computer graphics, this series brings the universe down to earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres. Episodes examine how discoveries were made and the scientists and explorers who dared to venture into the uncharted territory of the universe."
Worksheet activity contains questions that students can answer in order while watching the video with an answer key. (The episode link to youtube is provided in the title if the video is not available on tape or DVD.)
*All astronomy video activities can be found under the "Complete Astronomy Video Worksheets" folder.
Terms/concepts covered in this activity include:
"Face" on Mars
Astronomy Video "Universe Ancient Mysteries Solved: Eye of God"
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