Saturday, October 15, 2016

Youtube Videos Authentic Listening: Living on the Moon

(Youtube Videos Authentic Listening)



[I used this video to supplement the lesson from Life Elementary Textbook 12C Looking for a New Earth p.146-147.  And the vocabulary that I highlighted in this lesson was deliberately chosen because it was also vocabulary used in the reading on page 147.  But I also think this listening can be used independently.]

Slideshow: slides, pub
worksheet: docs, pub



Match the words to the definitions
air

breathe

Earth

humans

planet

plant

sun
to take air into and out of your lungs

the large, bright star that shines in the sky during the day and provides light and heat for the Earth

a man, woman, or child

the mixture of gases around the Earth that we breathe

a living thing that grows in the soil or water and has leaves and roots

a large, round object in space that moves around the sun or another star

the planet that we live on


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNrhADcTNBk


Match the words to the sentences
air, breathe, Earth, humans, planet, plants, sun


We’ve lived on the (1)____________ for a long time, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it.  In fact we’ve gotten so good at it that we’ve started thinking about living somewhere else.  Somewhere like… another (2)____________! Or even somewhere as close as our moon.  


Now one of the reasons we’re so good at living on the Earth is that it has pretty much everything we need.  Somewhere like the moon...doesn’t.


So if we want to live on the moon, we’re going to need to take a few things with us.  But what are the three basic things we need in order to live? That’s right: food, water, and (3)____________.  


Let’s start with air.  The moon has...none.  Humans need a combination of gases in order to (4)____________ like we do here on earth.  So what happens when we start running out?  We can bring more but that gets expensive.  So we need to find a way to make some more on our own.  How about adding some plants?  (5)____________ take our carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen, and as a convenient by-product, we can eat them too.  That helps solve our food problem.  


But we’re forgetting one thing: Both (6)____________ and plants need water.  We’ll bring some to start and we’ve come up with some… clever ways of recycling it.  That can keep us going while we search for water or ice.  


So we have our food, our water, and air.  What else do we need to deal with?


That’s right: the (7)____________.  The Sun helps plants grow and we can use solar panels to give us power.  But too much Sun can be dangerous.  On the Earth, we’re protected by our atmosphere, so we get just enough sunlight.  But on the moon, there is no atmosphere.  So we need to protect ourselves from all that radiation.  


So now we’re living happily on the moon.  Well, what happens when we want to do something like order a pizza?  Well on Earth, we just pick up the phone.  We can do the same thing on the moon, but it’s not that simple.  We need satellites to make that call.  But seriously folks, our scientists on the moon will be doing more than just ordering pizza; they’ll be sending lots of information back to the Earth, so we can learn more about our new environment.  And when it comes to living in space, the more we know, the farther we can go.
Answers:


We’ve lived on the (1)Earth for a long time, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it.  In fact we’ve gotten so good at it that we’ve started thinking about living somewhere else.  Somewhere like… another (2)planet! Or even somewhere as close as our moon.  


Now one of the reasons we’re so good at living on the Earth is that it has pretty much everything we need.  Somewhere like the moon...doesn’t.


So if we want to live on the moon, we’re going to need to take a few things with us.  But what are the three basic things we need in order to live? That’s right: food, water, and (3)air.  


Let’s start with air.  The moon has...none.  Humans need a combination of gases in order to (4)breathe like we do here on earth.  So what happens when we start running out?  We can bring more but that gets expensive.  So we need to find a way to make some more on our own.  How about adding some plants?  (5)Plants take our carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen, and as a convenient by-product, we can eat them too.  That helps solve our food problem.  


But we’re forgetting one thing: Both (6)humans and plants need water.  We’ll bring some to start and we’ve come up with some… clever ways of recycling it.  That can keep us going while we search for water or ice.  


So we have our food, our water, and air.  What else do we need to deal with?


That’s right: the (7)Sun.  The Sun helps plants grow and we can use solar panels to give us power.  But too much Sun can be dangerous.  On the Earth, we’re protected by our atmosphere, so we get just enough sunlight.  But on the moon, there is no atmosphere.  So we need to protect ourselves from all that radiation.  


So now we’re living happily on the moon.  Well, what happens when we want to do something like order a pizza?  Well on Earth, we just pick up the phone.  We can do the same thing on the moon, but it’s not that simple.  We need satellites to make that call.  But seriously folks, our scientists on the moon will be doing more than just ordering pizza; they’ll be sending lots of information back to the Earth, so we can learn more about our new environment.  And when it comes to living in space, the more we know, the farther we can go.

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