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Cinema & science

December 15, 2010

Some of our visual learners need more than a diagram or chart to understand complex content. Enter the recommendations from the folks at “movie physics”. Using films like Back to the Future III, Speed, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, teachers can illustrate “good physics” and “bad physics” and have students conduct mini-labs based on their observations. Not every student will be able to explain the “why” and “what” of each scene but some likely will and you may even have a few learners who can bring examples from other films into subsequent lectures.

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