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National Geographic Presents One Strange Rock (Available on Netflix)
This series examines the interplay between earth science and biology. It's an essential for the NGSS course, The Living Earth. But it can work for other courses, too.
S1E09 Awakening. Of all life on Earth, we’re the only ones with the smarts to leave our planet. How did our planet make us so intelligent?
Shooting locations include Catalonia, Mongolia, Thailand, Namibia, India, China, Bolivia, and the International Space Station. The people involved in the story speak in their native languages. Subtitles appear, but there are no voice-overs. The authenticity is powerful.
The camera work is stunning and includes sweeping vistas, detailed close-ups, and dynamic drone footage.
This set includes 35 questions that students can answer during a single, uninterrupted viewing of the episode.
One Strange Rock is hosted by Will Smith and astronauts Chris Hadfield, Nicole Stott, Jeffrey Hoffman, Mae Jemison, Leland Melvin, Mike Massimino, Jerry Linenger, and Peggy Whitson.
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