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Blick on Flicks

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.


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Tara Greenmyer
Tara Greenmyer (Student)
12 years ago
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.

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easy to use
Time spent reviewing site: 20 mins
David Andrews
David Andrews (Faculty)
12 years ago
I think this a fine resource for helping students to understand science builds on "failure" often.