Physical Science: Science at the Movies
Physical Science: Science at the Movies will explore students’ curiosity about science concepts based on the Marvel movies, such as how would the Infinity Stones work? And just HOW does Iron Man’s reactor power itself? If you’ve asked yourself these questions, then this science class is for you!
Join us as we journey together on an adventure to explore the scientific principles presented in the Marvel movies. Each week, we will be exploring a topic from the movies, including origins, electricity, nuclear science, & the periodic table of elements.
Students in grades 8-10 will also learn science study skills, lab safety & how to write a lab report! This is a great class to get students prepared to tackle upper high school level science classes & labs! Viewing of the movies will not be required, although, it may be helpful for full participation in classroom discussions. This is an inspiring Physical Science class.
This graded strand of Science at the Movies class fulfills all requirements/standards for a full Physical Science credit with Physical Science Lab.
The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you need help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
Fulfillment of Junior High-level (middle school level) Science coursework is recommended.
- The Student Lab Report Handbook by John D. Mays
- The Science of Marvel by Sebastian Alvarado
- Who Was Stan Lee? by Geoff Edgers
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
- Mead (or similar) composition notebook for lab journal use
- Lab supplies for student labs will be common household items. Any labs that require more than a common household item will be completed via demonstration in class OR virtually online.
This course is suitable for Middle School Students as well as High School Students who are struggling learners are need a general Science Education Credit. This course can be added to Middle School or High School Bundles, depending on if the student will count it for high school credit.