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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - An App for Space
Summary : Explore the cosmos with this supplemental app!
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey contains a variety of content – episodes, biographies of great science figures, fast facts, space and environment video clips, a stills gallery, inside/behind the scenes content, and essays on physics and outer space – all related to the Emmy Award-winning Cosmos television series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Users can select the Cosmic Calendar, Episodes, About, or Index tabs from the top of the home screen. Cosmic Calendar contains a calendar of events that resulted in the creation of Earth, which was crunched to fit in a standard year. The Episodes tab contains all 13 full installments of the Cosmos TV show, and the About tab includes background information on the TV show and bios of contributors. Finally, the Index tab offers a Sneak Peak section that includes trailers for each episode, an Inside Look section with behind the scenes content, educational video clips, scientific facts and quotes, a Galaxy Guide of essays on space, and more!
Please Note: To view this app’s videos, users will need to download the FOX NOW app
- To supplement viewing Cosmos episodes in class, teachers can use this app to introduce a particular episode or specific content to the class as an attention grabber.
- Teachers can assign students a Fast Facts quote from the Index option to start class. Students can journal a response to the quote by explaining how they understand the quote’s meaning.
- In response to an article in the Galaxy Guide section located in the Index option, teachers can assign students a writing task. This task can require students to explain the significance of the article or any critiques they have of it.
- Students can create a biography of an individual who is listed in the Great Minds section. The biography can include information about the person’s contribution to science and space. The biography can take the form of a traditional essay or narrated presentation, which can be created using an app such as SlideIdea, 30HandsiMovie or TouchCast.