Lessons 41-45 Web Links

Designing Disney Inspired Classrooms

Chapter 41-Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin 

“Take aim with your space cannon and fire lasers to defeat Zurg in this shooting-gallery game that puts you in the center of a thrilling space battle”. 

Video/YouTube Attraction Link:

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdQ6phZnfk

PIXAR Web Tool To Explore: Disney Pixar Lesson Plans & Learning Resources

NEW LINK: http://fabulousclassroom.com/disney-pixar-lesson-plans-learning-resources/

Activity 1

Video lesson plan for: How does your smart phone know your location? - Wilton L. Virgo

NEW LINK: https://spiral.ac/sharing/kqyp4us/how-does-your-smartphone-know-your-location-wilton-l-virgo

Here are some great sites to help them get started:

NASA Solar System Exploration: Planets 

NEW LINK: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/overview/

The Size of Our World 

NEW LINK: https://rense.com/general72/size.htm

All About Astronomy

NEW LINK: https://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/

Alternative Project Ideas or Question to ask: 

Light Years Away- Solar System

Kidspiration, Computer, Pencil, Paper  Kidspiration 30-day Trial to download 

NEW LINK: http://www.inspiration.com/FreeTrial/Kidspiration

To begin this lesson, the educator will have her computer screen projected on an overhead in front of the class to display the web page being used for the lesson. This will allow the students to become familiar with the site and what is expected for the assignment.  As a class, the teacher will show them specifically where to find the information about their planet of choice. Also, the teacher will show the students what information on their specific planet is most important to record.

The educator will open the website on each student's computer. 

NEW LINK: https://www.education.com/resources/earth-science/?referral_url=kidsastronomy.com

Design Thinking

An asteroid that is one mile wide is going to crash into the earth in 30 days. Design a system to stop the asteroid so it does not hit the earth.

Topics for TEACHER research: 5 Ways to Stop a Killer Asteroid | What the Stuff?! 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNxYPpk6D1Q


Chapter 42-Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor 

Disney Attraction Description:

“A Monstrously Funny Show: Participate in the giggliest, most guffaw-friendly live comedy show ever—starring Monsters, Inc. and company! “

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB2hEyHBxAs

Web Tool To Explore: LessonPlanet - Monsters Inc Lesson Plans & Worksheets by Teachers 

NEW LINK: https://www.lessonplanet.com/search?keywords=monsters+inc

Disney's Monster's Inc Laugh Floor 

YouTube Video:- 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MyMaFPuvUA

Ask the students what they noticed about all the different monsters. Have them list out all the different characteristics that they saw. Tell them that in genetics, we call these characteristics, traits. Review or teach them that phenotypes are physical characteristics and genotypes are the genes that match up to make the different phenotypes. 

At the end of this activity, I like to place the student pictures up around the room and let the students do a gallery walk to see all the different types of monsters they created. This would also be a great time to talk about diversity and the importance of genetic diversity for the survival of a species.

 Chapter 43-Tomorrowland Speedway 

“Drivers, Start Your Engines: Put the pedal to the metal in your very own hot rod and cruise along a scenic miniature motorway”. 

Video/YouTube Ride Attraction:

Tomorrowland Speedway FULLPOV Ride at Walt Disney World 2017, Autopia - Magic Kingdom 

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB8vXkkcKHY

Alternate view

NEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7qJvspNhM&t=18s

Lesson Goals/Outcomes: 

Students should be able to plan and employ effective research, exploration and collaborate with others, strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

Web Tool To Explore: STEM/STEAM - STEMCar Crash Project

NEW LINK: https://theardentteacher.com/2016/06/12/stem-car-crash-project/

Activity 1

NASCAR Driving Simulator

Feel The NASCAR Games Experience With Our NASCAR Games, Stock Car Games ... 

NEW LINK: http://www.nascarracinggames.org/

Subject Areas:


Physical Science

Problem Solving

Science and Technology

NEW LINK: https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/cub_intro_lesson02_activity1

Attachments – You can download 

Modes of Transportation Worksheet (pdf)  

NEW LINK: https://www.teachengineering.org/content/cub_/activities/cub_intro/cub_intro_lesson02_activity1_worksheet.pdf

Also available:

Modes of Transportation Worksheet – Suggested Answers (pdf)

Eco-Car Checklist (pdf)

Vehicle Fill-In Worksheet (pdf)

Activity 4

Resource To read or Watch

Henry Ford Biography Video:

NEW LINK: https://www.biography.com/business-figure/henry-ford

Alternative Project Ideas or Question to ask: 

F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools Ltd., is a not-for-profit company established with committed partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the ...

NEW KINK: https://www.f1inschools.com/

Design Thinking Project

Explore the site: IDEO · The Future of Automobility

NEW LINK: https://automobility.ideo.com/

The Future of Moving People. As we move from struggling with today's inefficient relationship between cars and infrastructure to one empowered by automobility, ..

Let's find out. WEB Link here:  

NEW LINK: https://automobility.ideo.com/moving-together/intro


Chapter 44-Space Mountain

“Zoom Through the Galaxy: Blast off on a rip-roaring rocket through the darkest reaches of outer space on this roller-coaster-type ride in the dark, as you journey throughout the cosmos to the furthest reaches of the galaxy and back!”

Video/YouTube Link: Ride Attraction

Space Mountain: Front Row Nightvision HD Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N0otrMuh7E&t=139s

Space Mountain: Lights on POV: (Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World) 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKMoR2CRFKc

Space Mountain:  (Broken Down) With the Lights On 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MEo8XJiPhg

Web Tool To Explore: Mars Rover Game-Mars Rover drivers wanted to explore Mars 

NEW LINK:  https://mars.nasa.gov/gamee-rover/

DIRECTIONS- Visit the NASA Spinoff Database Page 

NEW LINK:  https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2017/index.html

NASA Spinoff Database

This database contains abstracts of all Spinoff articles published since 1976. Links to the full-text articles in PDF are also provided. 


Chapter 45-Tomorrowland Transit Authority- Peoplemover

“Take off from Rocket Tower Plaza and embark on a tour of Tomorrowland aboard this emission-free mass transit system of the future.” 

Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover | Full Ride-Through in 4K with HQ Audio 

NEW LINK:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyar5FgHg4I

Web Tool To Explore: A Mass-Transit Proposal To Connect A City Using Aerial Gondolas 

NEW LINK:  https://www.wired.com/2012/11/austin-gondola/

Disney Gondolas

Disney Skyliner Transportation System Coming to Disney World

NEW LINK:  https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/disney-skyliner-transportation-system/


Progress City Transportation.

YouTube video clip, Disney’s Magic Highway 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwA7c_rNbJE

YouTube video clip, Getting to go: Tackling the future of transportation 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOPAub4si84

Part 3

Show students the following video called Disney’s Magic Highway, which is about Walt Disney’s 1958 predictions about the future of transportation. 

You can find the video on YouTube here: 

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwA7c_rNbJE

Also show, Getting to go: Tackling the future of transportation. You can find this video on YouTube as well  

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOPAub4si84


Chapter 46-Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress 

“Travel through the 20th century to see how technology has improved our way of life during this classic, 21-minute Audio-Animatronics show.”

Video/YouTube Link: Ride Attraction

All videos and Web site references and links are available on www.wdwlessons.com 

Click on the desired chapter and you will be provided the links to go to the resource.


NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrSiJTMf7s


Web Tool To Explore: Search/Research - What will the house of the future be like? Design competition 




Our own personal Carousel of Progress.

Pictures of old technology used in various settings (pictures should range from about 50-100 years ago).

Changing our views on work and progress. 

Video shows traditional workplace with workers that have pride in their craft like PBS special The Birth of Sake.

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The video shows a workplace that is more technologically advanced and has less craftsmanship in their work like Inside Budweiser’s Largest Brewery.

Link:3 min)  NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9kBmg0IkqU

Alternative Video:


Alternative Video:

When you love your job with passion.

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Top 10 People Who Are Amazing At Their Jobs

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXlaiwNZkF4

Steve Jobs passion in work - YouTube


Uploaded by coachkriengsak

He said that a secret of success is to have a passion in what you do. ... Do what you love - that make you ...

MORE PEOPLE Who Are Amazing At Their Jobs

NEW LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=494dUevcqJM


Was the 20th Century a Period of Progress? – ActiveHistory

The Greatest Century That Ever Was: 25 Miraculous Trends of the Past ...


So why did mankind experience such a burst of progress all of a sudden at the start of the 20th century? And why did so much of that progress ...



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