100 Ways to Teach With Science Fiction

100 Ways to Teach With Science Fiction

Sparking a love of learning can be difficult. Not all of us love math. Many people loath science. Others don’t see the relevance of learning about history. As parents and teachers, how can we help kids cultivate a love of learning? Sometimes all it takes is the right book, movie, or TV show. That little spark of interest can develop into a full-blown obsession and before you know it, you are considered a member of a “fandom”. The love of a fandom usually lasts a lifetime and this love can open up an immense world of learning opportunities.

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3D Star Trek Bookmark

Did you all realize that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek? The first episode of the original series with Kirk and Spock aired on September 8, 1966. I am planning a big celebration week for my family, complete with lots of Star Trek food, top 10 favorite episodes, and a couple of movies. With all of the articles popping up in my feed reader relating to the anniversary, it has inspired me to do more Star Trek crafts. And then this showed up on my doorstep. The Star Trek Book, part of the widely popular Big Ideas…

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Ohio State Star Wars Stormtrooper

My husband is a very loyal, die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes football fan. So much so that I made him a mini Ohio State Buckeyes Christmas tree last year. For another I love you present last year, I made him this Star Wars O-H-I-O sign to hang up in his home office. This sign is one of the few things I like about his home office. It is such an I.T. man cave. The first time my dad ever walked into that room, he shouted, “You could control NASA from in here!” I don’t like going in there, I am always afraid of breaking something.…

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10 STEM Holidays to Celebrate This Summer

Don’t worry if you missed out on the ultimate geek holiday in May (Star Wars Day aka May the Fourth be with you Day) because this summer is packed full of holidays to thrill the science lover in your family. 1. June 30: Meteor Watch Day There are never any guaranteed meteor showers on June 30, but this day is meant to encourage people to get outside and star-gaze. Astronomers say there are 300 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Just let that sink in for a moment. Close your eyes and imagine what flying through space must look…

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