Teach your students how to read a movie in just the same way that we closely read literature with this five-day lesson that begins with a study of Brian Aldiss short story, Supertoys Last All Summer Long, the inspiration for A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a 2001 film directed by Steven Spielberg.After analyzing Aldiss futuristic tale of a robot boy who wants only the love of his human mother, share Spielbergs compelling film
Science Fiction that Teaches Science: A sampling of short stories from David Brin that can be used to teach science. Tank Farm Dynamo: This story has been used widely to teach some principles of physics. It illustrates ideas of micro-gravity, orbital dynamics and the problems of life support in outer space. The Giving Plague: Explores concepts of biology ranging from disease and symbiosis to safety of the blood supply, to the very nature of altruism.