Warm Up: The Science of The Avengers (15 min)
Wouldn't it be cool to have Captain America's shield or Iron Man's armor? Believe it or not science isn't too far behind some of the cool gadgets and equipment in The Avengers. Read the article below and fill out the warm up form.
Warm Up Form Link
Project: Sci-Fi Story Review (10 min)
To review what we learned this year you'll be writing your own science fiction story using the vocabulary and concepts we covered in class. Read the assignment sheet below for more details.
Sci-Fi Project Assignment Sheet
Star Trek's Lasting Impact (15 min)
The presentation below highlights some of the technology and ideas that were made popular by Star Trek that we have today.
As a class we'll vote to watch the majority of one of the following episodes of Star Trek. As your watching the episode fill out the Star Trek Episode Form (Click to go to the form).
Tribbles--purring, limbless, and fertile--disrupt the exploitation of a disputed planet between the Klingons and Federation.
Episode Choice #2: Space Seed
The Enterprise discovers an ancient sleeper ship, the SS Botany Bay, which escaped from Earth's Eugenics Wars in the late 20th century. The genetically engineered passengers, led by war criminal Khan Noonien Singh, seize control of the Enterprise and attempt to destroy the ship. (This story sets up the second Star Trek movie).
Episode Choice #3: The City on the Edge of Forever
After accidentally overdosing on a powerful stimulant, Dr. McCoy acts erratically and disappears through the Guardian of Forever, a newly discovered time portal on a remote planet. Kirk and Spock follow after learning that McCoy somehow changed history. Arriving in the 1930s, the duo meet Edith Keeler, a New York social worker who gives them a place to stay. As the days pass, and McCoy is nowhere to be seen, Kirk finds himself falling in love with Keeler... but Spock discovers that Keeler must die to restore the timeline.
After watching the episode we'll talk about some of the themes that you notice and how it relates to science fiction.
Use tonight to work on your sci-fi story.