9/24/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Science teachers can use Pacific Rim to introduce some interesting neurobiology and show students an example of a giant viviparous reptile, as well as recognize an unusually powerful female character in Mako Mori.
8/28/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
This installment of the Marvel Universe gives biology teachers a chance to discuss real ant behaviors in nature, and can also inspire students to do some simple calculations of density, volume, and area.
7/28/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers looking for ways to incorporate engineering practices in the classroom can use the engineering challenges in this animated film, targeting them to the appropriate age level.
Playing Fast and Furious with Physics
6/17/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
The sixth installment of this summer staple abuses the laws of physics with abandon.
Scorpion Stung by Weak Science
4/23/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
While not an exemplar of high-quality science content, the TV show Scorpion may offer teachers some scenes to start a conversation about nuclear safety, legacy systems, or heat transfer, but may better serve students by setting them to look for incorrect or exaggerated science.
Particle Fever: In Search of the Higgs Boson
4/7/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers can learn a bit of modern physics along with their students while simultaneously helping students understand that scientists are more than guys with crazy hair and lab coats.
Here Be Boxtrolls: Cubes, Allergies, and Medicinal Leeches
2/26/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Science teachers with an interest in steampunk or 19th-century history could use this film to connect with their younger students, and to motivate the imaginative reuse of materials. The film includes some fairly realistic depictions of food allergy and an opportunity to talk about multiplication and cubic numbers as well.
The Imitation Game: A Riddle Wrapped in the Mystery Called Enigma
1/20/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers can use this film to make some nice science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) connections.