Monday, June 24, 2013

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY:SPACE EXPLORATION


Mankind has always been interested in space and wondred about their place in it. In the past, they worshiped heavenly bodies then as knowledge about space grew, they tried to probe ever deeper to unlock the mysteries. Yet there are so many problems to address on earth; are these efforts a terrible waste of money or invaluable for our future as a species? Do your reasearch and decide.
Reading to annotate
1.       “Nine Good Reasons for Space Exploration” http://martianchronicles.wordpress.com/2008/04/16/nine-good-reasons-for-space-exploration/
2.       For and Against Space Exploration”  http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2011/10/debate.cfm
3.       Space Exploration is a Waste of Money” http://debatewise.org/debates/137-space-exploration-is-a-waste-of-money/
4.       Is Space Exploration Worth the Money? http://www.debate.org/opinions/is-space-exploration-worth-the-money

Videos to watch and take notes on
1.       “Brian Cox: Why We Need Explorers Explorers” http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_why_we_need_the_explorers.html
2.       “Peter Diamandis on our Next Giant Leap” http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_on_our_next_giant_leap.html
3.       “Exploring Space: The Quest for Life Part 1” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rwCmc7CQtA

4.       “Exploring Space: The Quest for Life Part 2” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxTtjWULfe4

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