Earth is the only known planet to support life. Do you think there are other living things somewhere in Space besides Earth?
Some people believe there are Aliens • Aliens are living beings that are not from Earth. • People do not know what they look like, so they use their imagination. • There are many movies, television shows, and books about aliens.
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If you meet the alien, what will you say? 1. What would you tell them about yourself? 2. What would you tell them about your friends? 3. What would you tell them about your family? 4. What would you tell them about Shenzhen and China?
If I met an alien I would say… • My name is Greg. I am a teacher at Nanshan Primary School Attached to Beijing Normal University. • My friends are very nice and very different from each other. • My family consists of my mom, my dad, and myself. They are both in the U.S.A. • Shenzhen is a fun place to live. • China is very beautiful and very different from the U.S.A.
If I met an alien I would say… • I am __________. • I like __________. • My friends are __________. • My family is ____________. • Shenzhen is ____________. • China is _______________.
Make your own alien! • Good or bad? • Number of arms: • Number of legs: • Number of eyes: • Name: • Colour: • Favourite food:
Make Your Own Alien • I number the rows 1-10 and pick one student from each row to come up to the board. This student has to draw an alien. It gets a little crowded up there, but the rest of the class enjoys seeing their friends attempt to draw. Once everyone finishes, I go over each alien and briefly ask if it is a boy or girl, what is his/her name, what is his/her favorite food, is he/she good or bad and why.
Make Your Own Alien Cont’d • Usually when the kids give the alien a name it is the name of one of the kids in class and they all laugh really hard. They seem to enjoy drawing up on the board as well.
Yakko’s Universe Song • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_J5rBxeTIk&feature=related
Everybody lives on a street in a city Or a village, or a town, for what it's worth.And they're all inside a country which is part of a continentThat sits upon a planet known as Earth.And the Earth is a ball full of oceans and some mountainsWhich is out there spinning silently in space.And living on that Earth are the plants and the animalsAnd also the entire human race.
It's a great big universeAnd we're all really punyWe're just tiny little specksAbout the size of Mickey Rooney.It's big and black and inkyAnd we are small and dinkyIt's a big universe, and we're not.
And we're part of a vast interplanetary systemStretching seven hundred billion miles long.With nine planets and a sun We think the Earth's the only oneThat has life on it, although we could be wrong.Across the interstellar voids are a billion asteroidsIncluding meteors and Halley's Comet too.And there's over fifty moons floating out there like balloonsIn a panoramic trillion-mile view.
And still it's all a speck amid a hundred billion starsIn a galaxy we call the Milky Way.It's sixty thousand trillion miles from one end to the otherAnd still that's just a fraction of the way.'Cause there's a hundred billion galaxies that stretch across the skyFilled with constellations, planets, moons and stars.And still the universe extends to a place that never endsWhich is maybe just inside a little jar!
It's a great big universeAnd we're all really punyWe're just tiny little specksAbout the size of Mickey Rooney.Though we don't know how it got here We're an important part hereIt's a big universe and it's ours!
How to remember the planets • Mercury - My • Venus - Very • Earth - Eager • Mars - Mother • Jupiter - Just • Saturn - Served • Uranus - Us • Neptune - Nine • Pluto - Pizzas