Thursday, May 21, 2020
Cosmos Episode 10 Viewing Worksheet
Teachers sometimes need a movie or other type of scientific show for their classes. Whether it is used as a supplement for a topic the class is learning about or as a reward, or even as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher to follow, videos can be very helpful. In fact, some videos or shows that have a worksheet that accompanies them can be used as a type of assessment to let the teacher know how the students are grasping the information (and also whether or not they were paying attention during the video). The series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and produced by Seth MacFarlane is an incredible journey into some very important science topics. Episode 10, entitled The Electric Boy, is a great account of the discovery of electricity and magnetism and how they work together. Any physics or physical science class learning about these topics would make a great audience for this particular episode. Feel free to copy-and-paste the questions below into a worksheet for the students to use as a viewing guide, after viewing quiz, or notetaking guide as they watch episode 10 of Cosmos. Cosmos Episode 10 WorksheetÃ Name:______________ Ã Directions: Answer the questions as you watch episode 10 of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey entitled Ã¢â¬Å"The Electric Boy.Ã¢â¬ Ã 1.Ã What is the name of the man Neil deGrasse Tyson says that had he not lived, the world we know may not exist today? Ã 2.Ã Whose ancestral home does Neil deGrasse Tyson visit as he begins telling his story? Ã 3.Ã Who does the little boy in the animation with the compass grow up to be? Ã 4.Ã In what year was Michael Faraday born? Ã 5.Ã What problem with his speech did a young Michael Faraday have? Ã 6.Ã What does the teacher in the animation tell Michael FaradayÃ¢â¬â¢s brother to go and do? Ã 7.Ã Where did Michael Faraday begin working when he was 13 years old? Ã 8.Ã How did Michael Faraday gain the attention of Humphry Davy? Ã 9. What happened to Humphry Davy when his experiment went terribly wrong? Ã 10.Ã Where did Michael Faraday call his lifelong home? Ã 11.Ã What did Humphry Davy notice about a wire will electricity running through it as he brought it near a compass? Ã 12.Ã What does Neil deGrasse Tyson say was all Michael Faraday needed to Ã¢â¬Å"start a revolutionÃ¢â¬ ? Ã 13.Ã What had Michael Faraday created when his wifeÃ¢â¬â¢s brother flipped the switch for the electricity? Ã 14. What was Humphry DavyÃ¢â¬â¢s next project for Michael Faraday and why did he give him that particular project? Ã 15.Ã What brought about the end to the fruitless project Michael Faraday had been stuck on for years? Ã 16.Ã Name three famous scientists who have participated in FaradayÃ¢â¬â¢s Annual Christmas Lectures. Ã 17.Ã What had Michael Faraday created when he moved a magnet in and out of a wire? Ã 18.Ã Michael Faraday believed in the Ã¢â¬Å"unity of nature.Ã¢â¬ What did he think could be related to electricity and magnetism? Ã 19.Ã How did the hunk of glass Michael Faraday kept from his failed experiments with lenses help him prove the unity of natural forces? Ã 20.Ã What problems was Michael Faraday having with his health? Ã 21.Ã What did Michael Faraday discover when he sprinkled iron filings around current carrying wires? Ã 22.Ã How do birds use the magnetic field of the Earth? Ã 23. What creates the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth? Ã 24.Ã Why did Michael FaradayÃ¢â¬â¢s contemporaries in science not believe his hypothesis about field forces? Ã 25.Ã What mathematician helped prove Michael FaradayÃ¢â¬â¢s hypothesis about magnetic fields? Ã 26.Ã Why does Neil deGrasse Tyson not flinch when the heavy red ball comes swinging back at his face? Ã 27.Ã Instead of being static, Michael FaradayÃ¢â¬â¢s magnetic field lines turned out to be more like what?