Lessons for Science Fiction

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  • The Prometheus Project: The Science... - … paper for drawing The Science Behind Science Fiction student E-sheet The Science Behind Science Fiction student sheet The Science Behind Science Fiction teacher sheet Science Is...Fiction Is... teacher sheet … Science Behind Science Fiction student sheet, thinking about how the definition of science fiction differs from non-fiction science books. In class, warm up imaginations about how science fiction
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  • Intermediate Fiction and Non-Fiction - … Objectives Identify the elements of science fiction literature. Write a science fiction story using real and exaggerated science. Materials Intermediate Fiction video Science texts, magazines, encyclopedias or … exaggerated science be used? How does science fiction resemble other types of fiction? Remind students that although the science and fantasy are important in science fiction, it …
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  • Finding the Science Behind Science Fiction through Paired Readings - … the fiction and nonfiction texts tells them about the science behind the science fiction novels. Ask students to hypothesize about the balance between fictional and … : What difference does the science in a science fiction novel make? How believable do the situations and science in a science fiction novel need to be? Why is the human element important in science fiction? How do science fiction novels comment …
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  • Classroom Capers: Creating a Magazine - … , etc.). Students may need to review the differences between fiction and non-fiction materials and the main elements of a story. Students … read it, e.g., a parable, a fable, or a science fiction story. Students plan and prepare their tableaux. Students are encouraged … example, students may write a fantasy, a humourous, or a science fiction story. Some students may require more structure to assist them …
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  • Beyond the Realms of Conventional Fiction - … a science fiction short story with understanding. 2. Identify which aspects of the story set it apart as science fiction. 3. Make connections between science fiction … motivators for the writers. What draws authors to science fiction? Do some authors write both science fiction and other types of literature? This is … some students knowing much about science fiction while others may be finding out for the first time that science fiction isn't just about …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Children's Literature: Book Genres - … groups: fantasy (several different types are listed) fiction (science fiction, modern fiction, historical fiction ) informational books (non-fiction) biography poetry Types of Fantasy Traditional Fantasy Folk … their favorite authors. Types of Fiction Science Fiction Science fiction is a type of modern fantasy. The magic of science fiction is the exploration of scientific fact … fairy tales, fables, traditional and modern fantasy); Fiction (including Science Fiction; Modern Fiction; Historical Fiction); Informational Books (non-fiction); Biography; Poetry.] 4. Write down an example …
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  • Bringing Facts Into Science Fiction - … , character profiles and plot summary for a compelling science fiction story. 4. Write drafts of science fiction story. Resources / Materials: -student journals -pens/pencils … for Discussion: - What does science fiction have to do with science? - What is an allegory? - Issac Asimov defined modern science fiction as "the only form … same style to illustrate a passage from your science fiction story or a favorite science-fiction movie. Journalism- Interview people coming out of the …
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  • 2105 - … explore the genre of science fiction. Curriculum Connections * science fiction Subject Areas * language arts * science * social studies Historical Background Discussing fiction genres can help students identify … of science fiction. Science fiction usually features a plot that is based on speculative scientific discoveries, environmental changes, or life on other planets. Science fiction can …
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  • 2001 and Beyond - … the article "Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Science Fiction Writer, Dies." 3. Investigate the main themes of a science fiction classic. 4. Write, individually, an … influenced Clarke's interest in science fiction? c. What educational and professional experiences prompted him to become a science fiction writer? d. What is … Content (http://www.associatedcontent.com/subject/article/science+fiction) offers tips on reading and writing science fiction. National Air and Space Museum (http://www …
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  • Space: The Familiar Frontier - … them to identify the elements of science fiction in this book, often considered the first work of science fiction. They will likely identify Victor … -fi work at the Science Fiction Times Topics page. After they have read or watched a work of science fiction and made some notes … in Contemporary Society Lesson Plan: Bringing Facts Into Science Fiction Bringing Facts Into Science Fiction Creating Science Fiction Narratives Based on Current News Themes News Snapshot …
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