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Learning Science With Science Fiction Films

by Terence Cavanaugh & Catherine Cavanaugh

ISBN 0-7872-2463-4, 1996

Science fiction has always been a staple of motion pictures. It can be described as a branch of movies in which scientific discoveries and developments from elements of a plot. It is based on future prediction of scientific possibilities, some of which have become facts. In many ways, the silver screen acts as a permanent ongoing and technology exposition.

The science educator can use the excitement and fun atmosphere of the science fiction movie to his or her advantage. Lessons in the book are designed to help students translate science fiction into science fact. Students are instructed to use science as a vehicle for comprehension of humankind and the world in general.

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Bonus Lessons:
October Sky, Dante's Peak, Twister and X-Files: Darkness Falls

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