Investigating Hollywood Science using Feature Film and Probeware
John C. Park, Jessica Stephens, Baylor University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Movies are a good source of problems for scientific analysis. Over time we become conditioned to accept Hollywood science that permeates most fantasy, science fiction, and action / adventure films. But science exaggerations can be found in even the most innocuous films. “Can that really happen”, “How does he do that” or “Can I do that” are some questions that can engage student in the problem. Through the use of selected movies and probeware, students can explore concepts presented in film, and compare them to their own physical performance. Examples of merging probeware with cinema are discussed.
Park, J.C. & Stephens, J. (2013). Investigating Hollywood Science using Feature Film and Probeware. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4919-4926). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).