Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos Worksheet Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark - Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey
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This 30-question editable video worksheet accompanies Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark. 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 25 short answer questions and 5 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.

Topics:
- Supernova
- Dark Matter
- Dark Energy
- Gravity
- The Sun & Solar Wind
- The Voyagers
- Galaxies
- Black Holes
- Nature of Science

Just Print and Go! Fits on 1 sheet of paper (front & back)!

Answer Key Included!

PERFECT SUB PLAN!

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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. Also, the summarizing questions are individualized, so students cannot find an answer that is not 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 13- Unafraid of the Dark from Wikipedia:

Tyson begins the episode by noting how the destruction of the Library of Alexandria lost much of humanity's knowledge to that point. He then contrasts on the strive for humanity to continue to discover new facts about the universe and the need to not close off further discovery.

Tyson then proceeds to describe the discovery of cosmic rays by Victor Hess through high-altitude balloon trips, where radiation increased the farther one was from the surface. Swiss Astronomer Fritz Zwicky, in studying supernovae, postulated that these cosmic rays originated from these events instead of electromagnetic radiation. Zwicky would continue to study supernovae, and by looking at standard candles that they emitted, estimated the movement of the galaxies in the universe. His calculations suggested that there must be more mass in the universe than those apparent in the observable galaxies, and called this dark matter. Initially forgotten, Zwicky's theory was confirmed by the work of Vera Rubin, who observed that the rotation of stars at the edges of observable galaxies did not follow expected rotational behavior without considering dark matter. This further led to the proposal of dark energy as a viable theory to account for the universe's increasing rate of expansion.

Tyson then describes the interstellar travel, using the two Voyager probes. Besides the abilities to identify several features on the planets of the solar system, Voyager I was able to recently demonstrate the existence of the Sun's variable heliosphere which helps buffer the Solar System from interstellar winds. Tyson describes Carl Sagan's role in the Voyager program, including creating the Voyager Golden Record to encapsulate humanity and Earth's position in the universe, and convincing the program directors to have Voyager I to take a picture of Earth from beyond the orbit of Neptune, creating the image of the Pale Blue Dot. Tyson concludes the series by emphasizing Sagan's message on the human condition in the vastness of the cosmos, and to encourage viewers to continue to explore and discover what else the universe has to offer.

The series concludes with the empty-seated Ship of the Imagination leaving Earth and traveling through space as Tyson looks on from planet Earth.


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