An amazing video by "Kurzgesagty - In a Nutshell"! I will definitely be using this in my first class of astronomy next semester. It's a great video for kids too who have questions about the Solar System and what's out there and how everything works. Watch it!
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
An Introduction to the Solar System - Video
As an astronomy teacher, if I had to make all videos and images from scratch, I would fail. I'd spend so much time constructing videos/images and so little time focusing on the pedagogy of teaching astronomy that I'd be a failure as a teacher. Fortunately there are so many amazing videos/images out there that I can devote myself to the pedagogy. Take the Solar System for example. I spend a full semester focusing on the different aspects of it, but like to give students a very brief overview to start the semester and give them an idea of what we'll be talking about. I can do this by talking and/or trying to draw pictures on the board, but fortunately there are tools on the web to help me do this. Just the other day I saw this awesome introduction to the Solar System video on YouTube.