This bundle package includes 10 video worksheets from Mythbusters.
If you do not own the physical DVDs there are numerous streaming services that show Mythbusters. The easiest way to find Mythbusters episodes is through YOUTUBE where a low price can purchase individual episodes or entire seasons.
Included with this bundle are the following episodes:
1) ALCATRAZ ESCAPE (Season 2, Episode 8)
A 26-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on three separate myths:
Myth #1 - Did three men really escape from Alcatraz Island by raft?
Myth #2 - Does a duck's quack echo?
Myth #3 - Are micro-chips placed in your arm when you donate blood?
2) CRIMES & MYTH-DEMEANORS #1 (Season 4, Episode 11)
A 22-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on criminal robbery myths including: Can you climb up a building with suction cups?, Can powder defeat a laser security system?, and Can you use a stethoscope to crack a safe?
3) DO TRY THIS AT HOME (Season 15, Episode 5)
A 26-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on several myths from viral videos: Can a speedboat wake put out a fire? Is microwave water safe for houseplants? How do you make elephant toothpaste?
4) DOG MYTHS (Season 5, Episode 6)
A 26-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on the myths including: Can you teach and old dog new tricks? Can you create a method to distract a guard dog? and Can an escaped criminal get off the scent of a bloodhound?
5) DUCT TAPE ISLAND (Season 12, Episode 1)
An 18-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on myths surrounding the use of duct tape. Adam and Jamie play island castaways who must use duct tape to: make clothes, signal for help, store water, catch food, build shelter, start a fire, and escape from the island - AGAIN ONLY USING DUCT TAPE! This is a fun episode that students will love.
6) FOOD FABLES (Season 13, Episode 7)
A 25-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on several myths relating to food. Can you cook a meal in the engine of your car? Do all white meats taste like chicken? What is the fastest time you can make popcorn?
7) PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES (Season 10, Episode 12)
A 20-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on a countdown of the cast's favorite moments involving the testing and destruction of numerous vehicles.
8) STORM CHASING MYTHS (Season 9, Episode 2)
A 23-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on myths surrounding tornadoes and storm-chasing equipment. Storm-chasing vehicles are tested against F-3, F-4, and F-5 wind speeds. The Mythbusters are tasked with designing a personal protection device if you are caught outside in a tornado.
9) TITANIC SURVIVAL (Season 13, Episode 1)
A 26-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on two myths from the movie TITANIC. How long does it take for hypothermia to set in if you are out of freezing water? Can two people truly stay afloat on a piece of wood? And there is an additional test on the myth of a ROCKET-POWERED SURFBOARD.
10) TRAFFIC TRICKS (Season 16, Episode 6)
A 26-question worksheet to accompany the Mythbusters episode focusing on several traffic myths including: Does it increase travel time to weave in traffic? What causes traffic jams? Is a roundabout better than a 4-way stop? And over a 400-distance trip is it faster to drive or fly?
BUNDLE BONUS 01 - Included is a Power Point guiding students through the Scientific Method. Perfect to use as follow-up with discussion at the conclusion of any video.
BUNDLE BONUS 02 - Included is a student hand-out version of the Scientific Method.
BUNDLE BONUs 03 - Included is a general format sheet that can easily be adapted for viewing of any episode of Mythbusters beyond those included with this bundle.
Questions on every assignment go in order and will help students focus on key science topics including: posing scientific questions, measuring data, modifying experiments, and the scientific method. Each worksheet is given as an MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your classroom needs. Answer keys are not included.
Again, each video needed for this mini-bundle can be purchased as physical media (DVD) or through a variety of online streaming sites. Please be aware that many online sites change the availability of videos from month to month.
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