1 D6 - Astronomy

Toads and Tessellations

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Magic. . .or math?



Enzo is the son of a great magician, however unlike his father, his spells create chaos instead of order. What really interests Enzo, more than books about magic, are books by and about the lives of famous physicists and astronomers like Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler. Enzo dreams not of becoming a magician, but a mathematician instead.



Toads and Tessellations

Older Than the Stars

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In a way, we are all as old as the universe itself. In fact, every bit of every one of us was created in the Big Bang, billions of years ago.



Stunning illustrations and lively verse tell the story of the cosmic connections that tie human beings to the beginning of the universe. Simple, informative prose provides additional facts.

Older Than the Stars

To Scale: The Solar System (2015)

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On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.
A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
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00:07
To Scale: The Solar System

Planetas (Planets) (2013)

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Our solar system is a fascinating place. Colorful images illustrate the major planets and their unique characteristics. Special attention is paid to what makes Earth unique in the solar system.

Find the English language version of this video at: Planets

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:12
Planetas (Planets)

Dia y noche (Day and Night) (2013)

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What causes day and night? This engaging program uses vivid animations to help answer this often difficult-to-teach concept. The position of Earth and the sun, as well as the process of rotation are clearly illustrated.

Find the English language version of this video at: Day and Night

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:10
Dia y noche (Day and Night)

Fly Me to the Moon

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Young housefly Nat is looking for adventure and hatches a plan to jet into outer space with his two best friends, I.Q. and Scooter. In their homemade space suits, they take a wild ride aboard Apollo 11 all the way to the moon. As their families watch at home, the three flies become the first insects ever to journey into space... but this is no ordinary thrill ride. After a potentially disastrous mechanical problem, these daredevil flies must save the day.

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Primary
Elementary
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01:25
Fly Me to the Moon

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