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The Solar System—Our Home in Space
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
The first man-made object to enter space happened in 1942; just 71 years later, we sent the first object outside the entire solar system. The video introduces the solar system, starting with the sun. It covers each planet, the more...
Move Over, Mars: We Could Farm on Asteroids!
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWe need a source of food to live on another planet. An installment of the extensive SciShow Space series suggests one option, farming on asteroids! Caitlin Hofmeister explains the challenges and benefits of potential future farms. She...
Explore the Solar System: 360 Degree Interactive Tour
5 mins 6th - 12th
Go on a galactic tour like no other! The perfect idea to wrap up a solar-system unit, an interactive video leads the class from the sun to the Kuiper Belt. Pan around the screen as the narrator describes each of the main features in our...
Are All Asteroids' Surfaces the Same Age?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did you know scientists can tell the age of an asteroid by looking closely at its craters? This final lesson of a six-part series focuses on two asteroids, Gaspra and Ida, in order to demonstrate the concept of dating asteroids. Scholars...