3.en.60 Mars I. A one-way ticket to the red planet. 28/01/2013

Hello students. Have you heard about the Mars I project? We are going to learn a little more about it following the link below:




Firstly, watch the video, copy these statements on your notebook and say if they are true or false (in case they are false, say why):

1 – A group of four humans will join the initial settlement every year.

2 – Mr. Hooft’s first thought was that the project was’nt going to work.

3- “Mars I” is easier than other Mars projects.

4- In 2020, the crew will land on Mars for the first time.

Now read the text on the page and find synonyms for the following words / expressions:

1 – suceed

2- support

3- in relation to

4- emblem

Now that you know what “Mars I” is about, you can research on your own and explore their website http://mars-one.com/en/

Now, in your own words, answer the following question:

Would you join the “Mars I” project? Why / why not? Give reasons.  (90 words)

Remember that you must have everything done in your notebook for wednesday.

Enjoy it!


1.en.13. Comets, Stars, Galaxies and wizards. The solar system, our neighborhood, a tiny corner in the Milky Way.

hello everyone!

Bernat, your Catalan teacher, is a real wizard playing with words, isn’t he? I wonder if he knew you were doing a project for your Science lesson about the Universe, comets and stars included. Maybe that is the reason for including comets in his posts. From a wizard you can expect anything!

Well, how is the group work on your planet going?

This term we’ll explore our city and our neighborhood.  Do you know what neighborhood is? In galactic terms, distances are HUGE, and the solar system is our neighborhood. Watch this video that will help you realize the scale of the solar system.

1. What are the planets that make the inner solar system?

2. What are the planets that make the outer solar system?

3. What happened to Pluto in 2006?

4. what are the three criteria that make a celestial body a planet? Tick the ones you hear.

a) must orbit the sun

b) must have sufficient gravity to keep the planet spherical shape.

c)must orbit another planet

d)must not have gravity

e) must have lots of other celestial objects in its neighborhood

f)must have cleared  away other celestial bodies from its orbital neighborhood

5. Where is the Kuiper belt, between the planets and the sun or beyond the planets?

6. What can you find in the Kuiper Belt?

7. How many comets are there in our solar system?

8. What is beyond the scattered disk?

9. What is the name of the magnetic bubble that is the outer edge of the solar system?

Homework for Monday the 11th

Answer the questions about the video in your notebook  and post the answers to the blog.  You only need to post 1 answer. Do not answer questions that have already been answered by your classmates. If you find errors in the answers, correct them, posting your comment to the blog.

Did you like the video?