Earn Points for English

Earn points toward your English grade by completing activities below.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Activity 2.

Submit lesson ideas and/or entries;
Use Gmail or GoogleDocs
and MP will turn them into an activity.
Example: Activity 1 below inspired by Tyson's Zero G article.

submit to: kpayne@govwentworth.k12.nh.us

Activity 1.

  •    Article by Tyson
  •    Video clip
  •    Link to activity 
  •    Bonus question
Zero G
by Tyson

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you where in zero gravity?  Well, it's like you're floating and you literally have no weight.  It sounds really cool and I wish I could be in zero G's at times; it would make life a lot easier.

If you were to go in a zero G simulator, it would cost you about $4950 per person. Wow, that's a lot. I would rather go in space and feel the real thing.  If I was to go in space, I would probably try to go out of our solar system and visit another universe; that's my dream. Instead, I am stuck here on earth because of a big thing called gravity.

Stephen Hawking is a brilliant man because of his vast theories of gravity.  He says that quantum gravity is the reason for the existence of everything and spontaneous creation is the reason we are here today.  Yet some people think we were all created by one God.

I don't believe in religion. I believe in the big bang theory.  The big bang theory is what scientists believe to be how the vast space of the universes were created.                 

by TM 1/2012

Book a Flight in a Zero G Simulator!  Watch this clip. 
If you won a ticket in a raffle, would you go on one of these rides?
What trick would you try to do in zero G?

Bonus Question.
What does choosing the name "Zero Gravity" say about how this company would like you to feel about their products?     Zero Gravity Wind Screens ~