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!
In this course, we journey together on an adventure to explore the scientific principles presented in the Marvel movies. Each week, we will explore a topic from the movies, including origins, electricity, nuclear science, & the periodic table of elements.
Students in grades 6-9 will 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 ungraded, Physical Science class.
Fulfillment of Elementary Science coursework recommended.
- The Student Lab Report Handbook by John D. Mays
- The Science of Marvel by Sebastian Alvarado
- Who Was Stan Lee? by Geoff Edgers
- 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.