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What on Earth Can Space Teach Us?
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Activity 2

What on Earth Can Space Teach Us?


Nuage de mots : What on Earth Can Space Teach Us?

1
Get ready! Listen to the recording and find the word corresponding to each of the following definitions.

Activity 2 - Word cloud
1) long stick (n.) ➜
2) studying / calculating (v.) ➜
3) action of shaking (n.) ➜
4) deep understanding (n.) ➜
5) center / heart (n.) ➜
6) sensor (n.) ➜
7) information (n. ➜
8) cloud of gas (n.) ➜
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2
Watch the video. Pick out as many words as possible to explain the basic idea of InSight.
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The InSight Lander, NASA, 2018.

3
Pick out words for each element to explain its purpose.

1) Seismometer:

2) Heat flow and physical properties probe:

3) Wind and thermal shield:
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4
Pick out elements about Mars:

What we know... What we don’t know... What we could learn...
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5
a. Why does Jaime Singer compare InSight to “playing the claw game on Mars with no joystick”?



b. Why is InSight “much much more than a Mars mission”?
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MEDIATION
Let's recap! What do you believe that InSight can teach us about Planet Earth?

Useful vocabulary: InSight can teach us…. InSight is important because…

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