This week it’s science week on the blog. We’ve got Today School’s top tips for meeting aliens – you can guarantee they’ll come and ruin your holiday, there’s a sci-fi film matching game, an alien communication device and it wouldn’t be the summer without a Will Smith video.
Today School’s Top Tips for Meeting Aliens
1. Don’t threaten them.
Do not worry about aliens zapping you with their laser beams. If they wanted you dead you would be dead before you saw them. A civilization that has the energy and technology to fly here would find the effort needed to blow your planet out of orbit. If you are abducted, they want you alive. The last thing you should do is act in a threatening way, as this will make them less likely to want to have diplomatic dealings with you.
2. Get their attention
It is more likely that aliens observing earth life will pick up non-human animals. If you find yourself abducted by aliens, they may not realize that you are more intelligent than other animals. Observe them to see how they communicate. When you know how they communicate, if possible, copy it to attract their attention. If they communicate in a way you cannot copy, physically push them for attention. They will detect your push. The aliens might be acidic, toxic, or diseased, so do not touch them yourself; use a stick or other handy object.
3. Ignore Basic Customs
A lot of what we do on Earth will mean nothing to an alien visitor. Pointing to indicate something seems natural, but even animals will look at the end of the finger instead of following it in the intended direction. Body language such as nodding, smiling, and shrugging are equally meaningless. However, if you are alive, then it is because they are interested in your behaviour.
4. Know your aliens – test your knowledge with our sci-fi film quiz.
Click on the start button. Then click on a speaker to listen to a few lines of dialogue from one of the films on the right. Draw a line between the two circles. Press the check button to see if your answer is correct.
5. Use our alien communicator to make musical contact with your abductors.
Click on any square(s) to create a repeating melody that aliens love. Those of you old enough to remember ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ will know what I mean – anybody younger ask your mum or dad!
6. Don’t worry ‘The Men in Black’ will protect us.
Will Smith has been protecting us from those pesky aliens since July 1997. Here’s the song from that original film with the lyrics. Listen to the song and then fill in the missing words from the words in orange on the right of the lyrics.
|Here come the Men in Black
(Uh it’s the M.I.B.’s)
(Uh here come the M.I.B.’s)
Here come the Men in Black
They won’t let you ________ Nah, nah, nah,
The good guys dress in black, remember that,
Just in case we ever ________ to ________ and make contact.
The title held by me… M.I.B.
Means what you think you saw, you did not see.
So don’t blink,
Think what was there but now’s gone.
Black suit with the black Ray Ban’s on.
Walk in shadow, move in ________,
Guard against extra-terrestrial violence.
But yo we ain’t on no government list.
We straight don’t exist,
No names and no _________.
Saw something strange,
Watch your back.
Cause you never quite know where the M.I.B.’s is at,
Uh and…Here come the Men in Black.
The galaxy ________.
Here come the Men in Black.
They won’t let you remember.Now from the deepest of the _______ of night,
On the horizon, bright light in the site tight,
Cameras zoom, only impending doom.
But then like boom black suits fill the room up.
With the quickness talk with the witnesses,
Vivid ________ turn to fantasies.
Ain’t no M.I.B.’s.
Can I please,
Do what we say that’s the way we kick it.
Ya know what I mean,
|I say my noisy cricket get ________ on ya.
We’re your first, last and only line of defence,
Against the _____ scum of the universe.
So don’t fear us, cheer us.
If you ever get near us, don’t jeer us.
We’re the fearless.
M.I.B.’s ________ up all the flack.
What’s that stand for?
Men In Black.
ChorusLet me see ya just bounce it with me.
Just bounce with me.
Just bounce it with me. C’mon,
Let me see ya just slide with me.
Just slide with me.
Just slide with me. C’mon.
Let me see ya take a walk with me.
Just walk with me.
Take a walk with me. C’mon,
And make your neck work.
Now freeze.ChorusAll right check it.
Let me tell you this in closing.
I know we might seem imposing,
But trust me if we ever show in your section.
Believe me it’s for your own _________.
Cuz we see things that you need not see,
And we be places that you need not be.
So go with your life,
Forget that Roswell crap.
Show love to the black suit.
Cuz that’s the Men in,
That’s the Men in…ChorusChorus