By: A.M., IANtB Science Editor
You’ve probably seen this awesome video clip from last year’s Cosmos reboot, but it here it is in case you haven’t! Chances are you’ll have at least one person on your feed today who says, “Global warming my butt! It’s freezing cold today!” This video is a great illustration of why that sort of logic makes no sense to anyone who knows how to science. 😛
If you want to rewatch the series, it’s available on Netflix and Amazon. (It used to be available on Hulu, but for some reason isn’t anymore, and I have no idea what the deal is with iTunes. Does anyone?)
And homeschoolers — did you know that producer Ann Druyan (Carl Sagan’s wife) created lesson plans to go along with each episode of Cosmos? Check em out and let us know what you think!
Lesson Plan Episode #1: “Standing Up in the Milky Way”
Lesson Plan Episode #2: “Some of the Things That Molecules Do”
Lesson Plan Episode #3: “When Knowledge Conquered Fear”
Lesson Plan Episode #4: “A Sky Full of Ghosts”
Lesson Plan Episode #5: “Hiding in the Light”
Lesson Plan Episode #6: “Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still”
Lesson Plan Episode #7: “The Clean Room”
Lesson Plan Episode #8: “Sisters of the Sun”
Lesson Plan Episode #9: “The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth”
Lesson Plan Episode #10: “The Electric Boy”
Lesson Plan Episode #11: “The Immortals”
Lesson Plan Episode #12: “The World Set Free”
There is a 13th episode entitled “Unafraid of the Dark,” but for some reason they did not create a lesson plan for this one.
COSMOS Calendar: A visual scaling of cosmic time down to one calendar year, where the first second of January 1st is the Big Bang.