Blick on Flicks
"Blick on Flicks" is a column from the NSTA that turns the "bad" science in movies into teaching opportunities in the classroom.Examples include using the film "Up" to discuss why helium floats or how many balloons it would actually take to lift a house. There is also a discussion on how Batman continually defies physics.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 06, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 07, 2009
Submitter: Melissa Goodlad
Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
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Discussion for Blick on Flicks
4 years ago
Tara Greenmyer (Student)
I love the accessibility and relatability of using movies to engage students in thinking about science who might otherwise disconnect from the concepts being explored with no frame of referrence.
easy to use
Time spent reviewing site: 20 mins
4 years ago
David Andrews (Faculty)
I think this a fine resource for helping students to understand science builds on "failure" often.