This bundle set 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 or Amazon where a low price can purchase individual episodes or entire seasons.
Included with this bundle are the following episodes:
1) ALASKA SPECIAL 1 (Season 6, Episode 1)
A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests three myths from the state of Alaska. First, is cabin fever real? Second, can a dog retrieve a stick of dynamite and return it causing a hunter’s car to explode? Third, if your car is going to hit a moose is it better to speed up or slow down? All questions go in order and follow-up questions are included.
2) BUG SPECIAL (Season 9 , Episode 9)
A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests three insect related myths. First, is it possible for a swarm of bees to lift a laptop computer into the air? Second, can striking a larger insect while riding a motorcycle be fatal? Third, can a bag of water work as a deterrent for flies? Great use of testing methods are on display in this episode. All questions go in order and follow-up questions are provided.
3) DUCT TAPE : THE RETURN (Season 19, Episode 12)
The Mythbusters return to using duct tape to test whether duct tape can replace a car seatbelt and keep the driver alive in crashes of 25mph and 40 mph. They also test whether duct tape can be used to design a working trebuchet that could be used in medieval war. Add this one to the other great duct tape episodes, always fun to watch with the students! All questions go in order and a follow-up question is included.
4) FIXING A FLAT (Season 10, Episode 9)
A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests two very different myths. First, Creative Ways to Drive on a Flat Tire where Jamie and Adam test numerous natural and manmade replacements for tires including: stuffing with straw, wood, and manhole covers. The Build Team then tests the myth that a fishing reel can burst into flame if it gains enough speed. Both myths are fun to watch as they are tested and measured in numerous ways. All questions go in order and follow-up questions are also provided.
5) FRIGHT NIGHT – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (Season 13, Episode 4)
A perfect addition for the Halloween season! This question sheet follows along with the episode where scary myths are put to the test. The Mythbusters examine if low level sounds can create an eerie feeling in people, they test their sweat levels against scary creatures, and they run an obstacle course carrying a dead body…or dead weight! All questions go in order and there are follow-up questions provided.
6) HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Season 5, Episode 1)
A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests two holiday myths – Which method helps keep the most needles of a tree? And How much damage can a falling frozen turkey produce? As the Build Team works on those myths Adam and Jamie work to design a Rube Goldberg Holiday Celebration Machine. This is a fun episode that is perfect for your students during the holiday season. All questions go in order.
7) NINJA SPECIAL 2 – RETURN OF THE NINJA (Season 5, Episode 1)
A question sheet to accompany the video that tests three different myths surrounding the mystic martial arts assassins – NINJAS! First, can a ninja catch an arrow? Second, can a ninja realistically hide and breathe underwater while using a blowgun to hit a target? Third, can a ninja’s one-inch punch deliver as much force as a normal punch? Follow-up questions are included and all questions go in order.
8) Star Wars – The Myths Strike Back (Season 18, Episode 8)
Here’s one that’s perfect for school on May 4th (May the Fourth Be With You)! A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests two myths from the Star Wars movies. First the Mythbusters test whether it is possible to dodge a laserblast. Second the Mythbusters test if higher-ground gives advantage in a lightsaber battle. All questions go in order and thorough video follow-up questions are included.
9) Video Game Special (Season 17, Episode 4)
A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests two video game myths. First the Mythbusters design a real-life sci-fi obstacle course to test whether a person can carry multiple weapons and inventory like in the classic first person shooter video game – DOOM. Second the Mythbusters test if you can wield a sword as accurately as FRUIT NINJA in the real world. A fun video that should entertain your students. All questions go in order with follow-up questions included.
10) vs. JAWS (Season 18, Episode 7)
A question worksheet to accompany the video that tests shark myths connected with the movie Jaws. The Mythbusters revisit the myth that a bullet can make scuba tank explode. Then they travel to the ocean to test a variety of sounds and scents in the water to see if any of them work as a form of shark repellant. All questions go in order during the video and follow-up questions are provided.
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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