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Question sets and answer keys to accompany Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Episode VII, The Backbone of Night, which emphasizes history: how we came to know our place in the cosmos. 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".
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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.
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April 2020 UPDATE: In addition to the printable PDFs of the student blank and answer key, a Google Docs version of the student document now included for easier distance learning use.