Teaching Science Fact with Science Fiction Gary Raham

ISBN: 9781563089398

Published: August 17th 2004

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139 pages


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Teaching Science Fact with Science Fiction  by  Gary Raham

Teaching Science Fact with Science Fiction by Gary Raham
August 17th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 139 pages | ISBN: 9781563089398 | 4.49 Mb

The literature of science fiction packs up the facts and discoveries of science and runs off to futures filled with both wonders and warnings. Kids love to take the journeys it offers for the thrill of the ride, but they can learn as they travel,MoreThe literature of science fiction packs up the facts and discoveries of science and runs off to futures filled with both wonders and warnings. Kids love to take the journeys it offers for the thrill of the ride, but they can learn as they travel, too. This book will provide you with: an overview of the past 500 years of scientific thought and the literature of science fiction which it inspired- suggestions for finding and adapting the kind of science fiction that will work best for your classroom- detailed ideas and resources for teaching concepts in the physical, earth, space, and life sciences, as well in history and mathematics- and suggested activities for a variety of grade levels.

Appendices provide: science references to help you keep the facts and the fictions straight- national science content standards- and detailed lesson plans for an earth science unit where students travel the depths of time and create their own time travelers diaries.Contents:Using fiction to turn kids on to science --The origins of science and science fiction: serendipity and genius --1850-1950: a century of mystery, awe, and power --1950-2000: a half-century of space travel, computers, and biorevolutions --What kind of science fiction is right for you?

--SF resources and lesson plans: the physical sciences --SF resources and lesson plans: earth and space sciences --SF resources and lesson plans: the life sciences --SF resources across space-time and the curriculum.



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