Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

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Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope to learn about Earth's core, and the tests the space probe is conducting.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Learn more about the Psyche 16 mission in a short video
  • Use the video in a study of Earth's layers to show an innovative approach to research

Classroom Considerations

  • Have the class register on the TED website so they can complete the related activities
Pros

  • Psyche 16's history is engaging for pupils in a variety of science classes
  • Diagrams and animations help convey the content 
Cons

  • None
Common Core