Topics Syllabus

Six Week Schedule

 

http://science.discovery.com/video-topics/sci-fi-supernatural/science-movies.htm


Week 1

Introduce Class (Handout)

CORE: Show Scene 4 (Layers of the Earth)

Discussion about the Earth’s Layers/ Peach 

Geode Reading

CORE: Show Scene 11 (Giant Gem Bubble)

                        Discussion/ Brainstorming

Conduct Density Lab

Making a Scale Model of the Interior of the Earth

 

Week 2

 

Review of Earth’s Information

            - Density of Earth, Pressure & Temperature

Core Movie Review Paper

 

Week 3

Watch “Red Planet”

Write down 7 things that do not look right

RED PLANET: Scene 6 (Gamma Burst)

Solar Activity Reading

“Red Planet” Calculation Sheet

Different Planet for each group/ Discussion

-IF THER IS TIME, assign this project

Week 4

Planet project

Discussion of Planets and Research

Superheroes Project

 

Week 5

MythBusters “Hollywood on Trial”

- Answer questions to help stimulate thoughts about Final Movie Project

Final Movie Review Project

 

Week 6

Finish Final Movie Review Project

Present Projects

 

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