Cosmos 1980 Episode V: Blues for a Red Planet

Cosmos 1980 Episode V: Blues for a Red Planet
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Question sets and answer keys to accompany Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Episode V, Blues for a Red Planet, which emphasizes astronomy: why/how we go to Mars and look for life. The question sets work with streaming and DVD versions of the episode. There was a nice article in November, 2017 issue of WIRED magazine titled "Twenty Years After His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right".

Lessons of Phyz advantages:

  • Running time (from start to beginning of credits) printed at the top
  • A heavy font ensures high legibility even in dim lighting
  • Questions are designed to be answered while the video plays—quick, simple responses keep students engaged without requiring deep reflection that would take them out of the presentation
  • Question types are mixed: fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, check lists, and short answer are common; in some cases, matching or list-making.
  • Certain moments in a documentary merit undivided attention. No questions have been placed in those moments.
  • "Play to the buzzer": Whenever possible, the last question in the set is answered during the last minute of the video.
  • I am a classroom teacher who has used each of these resources in the classroom.

The zipped folder contains PDFs of student sheets and the answer keys.

For a preview, see the Cosmos: A Personal Voyage BUNDLE product description.

Total Pages
2 Student Pages & 2 Key Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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