I'll Bring the Popcornby: Jacob Clark Blickenstaff

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Use recent Hollywood movies to generate interest in your science classroom. Movie clips can provide data for content-rich problem solving, show students exotic phenomena, allow them to apply science concepts in a new setting and foster connections between science and the humanities.

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  • on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:08 PM

The author of "Bick on flicks" has written this article describing ways to use use video clips from popular movies in the classroom to increase student engagement. But what I really like in the article, and the way I use movies, is he discusses how to use them to illustrate science concepts and to introduce discussions of misconceptions with students. Students frequently come to our classrooms asking us if what they see in the movies is "real" and this provides us with teachable moments to teach them science literacy that we should take advantage of.

Tina Harris  (Fairmount, IN)
Tina Harris (Fairmount, IN)

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