RESOURCES TOPIC 1 RESOURCES TOPIC 1

Intro

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/

  • STEM Bites Back: Changing Science Education One Zombie at a Time with Dr. Steven Schlozman

http://blog.iat.com/2014/05/07/stem-bites-back-changing-science-education-one-zombie-time-with-dr-steven-schlozman/

Question 1 - Science VS. Science fiction: Discuss on the pros and cons of using Science Fiction examples and activities with your students.

  • Albert Einstein (Quote):

http://jillehart.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/einstein.jpeg

http://www.einstein-website.de/z_information/variousthings.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/09/einstein-didnt-win-a-nobel-for-relativity-he-won-it-for-this/380451/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relativity_of_simultaneity

"The important thing is never to stop questioning"

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think"

  • Ten Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction - smithsonianmag.com:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-inventions-inspired-by-science-fiction-128080674/?no-ist

  • Professor Jim Gunn Quote:

"Science fiction is the literature of change, and change is the only constant our world."

http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/SF-Defined.htm

http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/

http://adastra.ku.edu/james-gunn-the-man-who-taught-us-all-science-fiction/

http://www.fredlerner.org/Definition.html

  • ESA Video: Science Fiction-Science Facts.

http://www.esa.int/Education/Space_In_Bytes/Science_fiction_-_science_fact4

  • ESA Rosetta Mission:

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta

Ambition Short movie (Tomek Baginski):

http://www.ambitionfilm.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32vlOgN_3QQ

  • Sir Ken Robinson: "How school kills creativity"

https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

  • Math in Science Fiction:

https://math.dartmouth.edu/archive/c18w99/public_html/

http://kasmana.people.cofc.edu/MATHFICT/sf-mathhoriz.pdf

http://kasmana.people.cofc.edu/MATHFICT/

http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/

  • Flatland:

http://www.eldritchpress.org/eaa/FL.HTM

http://www.flatlandthemovie.com/

  • Sight: A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo.

https://vimeo.com/46304267

  • Tesla Motors/Elon Musk:

http://www.teslamotors.com/

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/05/elon-musk-the-worlds-raddest-man.html

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240233423/Elon-Musk-AI-is-like-summoning-the-demon

  • University Course on Science Fiction:

Arizona State: http://csi.asu.edu/

Zagreb: https://www.fpzg.unizg.hr/images/50015515/SYLLABUS_PoliticalScienceFiction-PolIdeasFilm.pdf

Movies and Books:

  • Artificial Intelligence ( Steven Spielberg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqS83f-NUww

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212720/

  • Ray Bradbury: I Sing The Body Electric

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/117890.I_Sing_The_Body_Electric

  • Fahrenheit 451:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17470674-fahrenheit-451

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060390/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cQ-yGCyjyM

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087803/

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

  • San Andreas

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2126355/

  • Thor (Jane Foster as an astrophysicist):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800369/

  • Limitless (Movie)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOLqNOfzus4

  • Lucy (Movie)

            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/

  • The Walking Dead (Series):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1520211/

  • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1611224/

  • Max Brooks:

Zombie Survival Guide: http://www.maxbrookszombieworld.com/

World War Z: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/

  • Alan Turing Fundamental AI question:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test

https://www.bigquestionsonline.com/content/alan-turing-both-inventor-basic-ideas-modern-computer-and-pioneer-artificial-intelligence

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240222178/Turing-Test-2014-marks-historic-milestone-in-AI

  • DNA:

http://www.livescience.com/25163-dna-directly-photographed-for-first-time.html

  • China Mieville:

https://meetville.com/images/quotes/Quotation-China-Mieville-science-fiction-Meetville-Quotes-199868.jpg

  • Ian Gilbert: Why Do I Need a Teacher When I've Got Google?

http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/bookstore/the-ian-gilbert-collection.aspx

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8852248-why-do-i-need-a-teacher-when-i-ve-got-google

http://www.independent.ie/life/family/learning/why-do-i-need-a-teacher-when-ive-got-google-29626637.html

  • The Large Hadron Collider:

http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider

  • Portrayal of Science in Movies vs. Science Reality

http://www.relativelyinteresting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/movie_science_vs_actual_science.png

http://screenrant.com/sci-fi-movies-debunked-real-science-fact/

  • Pentagon's Anti-Zombie Plan:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/05/13/exclusive-the-pentagon-has-a-plan-to-stop-the-zombie-apocalypse-seriously/

http://www.livescience.com/45673-pentagon-zombie-attack-plan.html

  • Microsoft HoloLens

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/10/microsoft-shows-the-augmented-future-of-hololens/

http://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-hololens-could-revolutionise-education-with-augmented-reality

  • Isaac Asimov

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16667.Isaac_Asimov

http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/41326-i-asimov-a-memoir

 

Question 2 - Discuss on the pros and cons of using Science Fiction examples and activities with your students. Will it encourage them to be interested in Science? Or, on the contrary, do you think it can confuse them during their learning process?

  • The book of general ignorance:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_General_Ignorance

  • Interstellar Explained:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/movie-vs-science-neil-degrasse-tyson-on-interstellar/

  • Asimov's novel "The Feeling of Power":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V2KvY-G0jY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Feeling_of_Power 

  • Internet of Things:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things

http://www.theinternetofthings.eu/

  • Teaching Science Fiction (by James Gunn)

http://www.sfcenter.ku.edu/teaching.htm

  • William H. Hastie Quote:

http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-history-informs-us-of-past-mistakes-from-which-we-can-learn-without-repeating-them-it-william-h-hastie-76-34-60.jpg

  • ESA Rosetta Mission "Ambition" short movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H08tGjXNHO4&feature=youtu.be

  • "A Short History of Nearly Everything", by 'Bill Bryson':

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Nearly_Everything

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21.A_Short_History_of_Nearly_Everything

http://www.billbryson.co.uk/index.php/a-short-history-of-nearly-everything/#exract

  • Robot-staffed hotel opens in Japan:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/robot-staffed-hotel-opens-in-japan/

Useful Resources

  • Why Today's Inventors Need to Read More Science Fiction:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/09/why-todays-inventors-need-to-read-more-science-fiction/279793/

  • Science Education through Science Fiction:

http://blogs.plos.org/scied/2013/10/07/science-education-through-science-fiction/

  • Why isn't science fiction used more often to teach science in schools?

http://io9.com/5949397/why-isnt-science-fiction-used-more-often-to-teach-science-in-schools

  • Science (Fiction), Technology, Engineering, and Math?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-jannis/science-fiction-technolog_b_5115219.html