Fantastic Voyages: Learning Science Through Science Fiction Films / Edition 2

Fantastic Voyages: Learning Science Through Science Fiction Films / Edition 2

by Leroy W. Dubeck, Suzanne E. Moshier, Judith E. Boss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387004408

ISBN-13: 9780387004402

Pub. Date: 11/07/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

Fantastic Voyages offers a novel approach to teaching science—namely, it uses scenes from science fiction films to illustrate fundamental concepts of physics, astronomy, and biology. Each film scene depicts a scientific principle—or its violation-reinforcing concepts that are taught in more traditional ways. The chapter Electricity and Magnetism discusses

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Fantastic Voyages offers a novel approach to teaching science—namely, it uses scenes from science fiction films to illustrate fundamental concepts of physics, astronomy, and biology. Each film scene depicts a scientific principle—or its violation-reinforcing concepts that are taught in more traditional ways. The chapter Electricity and Magnetism discusses the use of computers in Blade Runner. Within Astronomy, 2001 is examined as it relates to ancient astronauts. And what could be a better choice for the chapter on evolution than Planet of the Apes. Helpful end-of-chapter exercises are included, together with more than 20 movie stills.The new edition will have add material on astronomy and astrophysics as well as discussing several movies that have come out since the publication of the first edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387004402
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/07/2003
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
347
Sales rank:
533,023
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Physics 1. Science. 2. Mechanics. 3. Astronomy. 4. Electricity & Magnetism. 5. Atomic & Nuclear Physics. 6. Relativity & Time. 7. States of Matter. 8 Heat, Temperature, Thermodynamics. 9. Wave Motion & Sound. Biology 10. Global Warming & The Greenhouse Effect 11. Characteristics of Living Things. 12. Cellular Reproduction. 13. The Energy Needs of Living Things. 14. Plants and Animals Compared. 15. Multicellularity & Immunity. 16 Evolution. Film Descriptions '2001: A Space Odyssey' '2010: The Year We Make Contact' 'The Andromeda Strain' 'Blade Runner' 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' ' 'The day of the Trifids' ' 'The Day the Earth Caught Fire' 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' 'Fantastic Voyage' 'Forbidden Planet' 'Hangar 18' ' Them!' 'The Thing' 'The Time Machine' 'Total Recall' and others

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