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Grade 9 / Topic: Space Exploration


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BACK TO THE MOON FOR GOOD

Back To The Moon For Goodis an exciting, educational fulldome show narrated by Tim Allen. The show begins with a tour through the history of space exploration, tracing back to the first era of explorers in the 1960s and 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. The stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of the Google Lunar XPRIZE in encouraging today’s space entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate toward building a new space economy while inspiring the next generation to “shoot for the moon.”

Running Time: 24:00 minutes
Subjects Covered: Astronomy, Space Exploration
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS: THE AMAZING TELESCOPE

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope” was produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages. The film traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

Running Time: 30:00 Minutes
Subjects Covered: Reflection to Refraction, Light dispersal, Lenses and Mirrors, Telescopes.
MARS QUEST

Mars Questis a chronicle tracing our centuries-long cultural and scientific fascination with the planet Mars. Set in a theatrical style “three-act” form with an epilogue, it weaves a satisfying narrative of what Mars means to humanity. The focus of Mars Quest is to present Mars via a set of multidisciplinary themes.

Running Time: 40:00 Minutes
Subjects Covered: Positions and motions of Earth and Mars, Objects in the sky, Exploring Mars through binoculars, telescopes, spacecraft missions.