FOX Cosmos Lesson Plans

Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s widow has helped create lesson plans for kids using the new Cosmos series with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. These are supposed to be for middle school grades and they’re a fine resource.  In my house, we’re more self-directed.  Maddy (10) and Grace (8) are very interested in the show. We DVR it and they tend to take notes, pause so they can look things up and mute the commercials to talk about what’s on the screen. Don’t be intimidated if you ave really small kids, the lesson plans are more like discussion guides.  I like that I can print them and stick them to the fridge so the kids can see the keywords for things they might want to look up after the show. I’m not really an advocate for forcing an interest where there is none, but you’ve got to admit that the universe is pretty freaking amazing.

Lesson Plans for COSMOS

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #1 

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #2 

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #3 

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #4 (available after 3-29-14)

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #5 (available after 4-5-14)

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #6 (available after 4-12-14)

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #7 (available after 4-19-14)

Lesson Plan for COSMOS episode #8 (available after 4-26-14)

It just occurred to me that I have NO IDEA how many episodes will be in this season Apparently the original one had 13 episodes. If I get a final answer on this, I will update this page to reflect the predicted links to the lesson plans after episode 8.

I can’t imagine printing this, or any practical use for it, but here is the Cosmic calendar. It’s beautiful. But still…

I also recommend the Cosmos App and Blog at Cosmosontv.com for better photos and videos and exclusive content.

 

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