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Question sets and answer keys to accompany selected documentary videos from sources such as NOVA and National Geographic. The documentaries align with specific elements of the Earth Science curriculum. The video content is typically accessible via purchase or via streaming on the Internet.
3.1 Nova: Megastorm Aftermath [3 pages, 50 questions
3.2 National Geographic: Before the Flood [4 pages, 61 questions]
3.3 How the Earth Changed History | How Earth Made Us: Human Planet [2 questions, 34 questions]
Detailed descriptions of the documentaries can be found via online searches.
Lessons of Phyz advantages:
· 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 these resources with my students
The zipped folder contains PDFs of student sheets and the answer keys.