Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Episode 1 Worksheet: Standing Up In The Milky Way - A Spacetime Odyssey
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This 30-question editable worksheet accompanies Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey Episode 1: Standing Up in the Milky Way. Scroll down to read this episode's synopsis.

Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey is an incredible educational short scientific documentary narrated by the amazing Neil Degrasse Tyson. You can find the show on various media platforms. It is perfect for an introduction to a topic, a great sub-plan, or a shake-things-up segue while you are moving between subtopics within a standard.

This 30-question 2-page EDITABLE word document and pdf include 23 short answer questions and 7 summarizing questions that you could do after the film or assign as homework. The questions are formatted short-answer style, however no answer is much longer than 1-3 words. The questions are spaced out so that they do not go too fast or too slow and encompass the entire film from start to finish.

- Cosmic Calendar
- Big Bang
- Observable Universe
- Galaxies & Stars
- Planets
- Geocentric and Heliocentric Planetary Models
- Galileo
- Copernicus

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I made this and am continuing to make more of these types of worksheets because the answers for most of existing worksheets for the Cosmos are online and I really detest when students just look up the answers instead of answering on their own. I regularly do online searches to ensure my answers do not end up online and take action if they do.

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Cosmos Episode 1 Video Synopsis from Wikipedia:

"Tyson opens the episode to reflect on the importance of Sagan's original Cosmos, and the goals of this series. He introduces the viewer to the "Ship of the Imagination", the show's narrative device to explore the universe's past, present, and future. Tyson takes the viewer to show where Earth sits in the scope of the known universe, defining the Earth's "address" within the Virgo Supercluster. Tyson explains how humanity has not always seen the universe in this manner, and describes the hardships and persecution of Renaissance Italian Giordano Bruno in challenging the prevailing geocentric model held by the Catholic Church. To show Bruno's vision of the cosmic order he uses an animated adaptation of the Flammarion engraving, a 19th century illustration that has now become a common meme for the revealing of the mysteries of the Universe.

The episode continues onto the scope of time, using the concept of the Cosmic Calendar as used in the original series to provide a metaphor for this scale. The narration describes how if the Big Bang occurred on January 1, all of humankind's recorded history would be compressed into the last few seconds of the last minute on December 31. Tyson concludes the episode by recounting how Sagan inspired him as a student as well as his other contributions to the scientific community."


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