May The Fourth Be With You
I am a self proclaimed geek and nerd. I own my nerdiness. So, it comes as no surprise that I love Star Wars. I love that pop culture has created Star Wars Day on May the 4th. Its awesome, and I will be 90 in a nursing home still using the May the Fourth joke. Just wait.
I am passionate about bringing science to life and relating it to my students lives. While breaking down the physics of superhero and sci-fi movies can reduce the enjoyment of watching those movies, I have found, in general, most students are fascinated about the science behind the movie. Proving the science correct, increases student motivation to aspire to create similiar technology in the future.
I was excited to get up this morning and see what Rhett Allain had in store for us over on WIRED magazine. This is a guilty pleasure of mine, and another level of my geekiness, I visit wired.com almost daily. I have developed lesson plans solely based on some of his articles. So, if any of my students actually read my posts, congratulations! You are now part of an elite group and have a leg up on future assignments. You're Welcome.
I have compiled a bunch of Star Wars themed lesson plans that I like. May the Fourth Be With You.
Star Wars Lesson Plans/Ideas
Explore the Star Wars Galaxy http://arcg.is/1HVT9ua
Hour of Code https://code.org/hourofcode/starwars
Watch almost any battle scene in “Star Wars” and consider: Are the laws of physics being bent or ignored? How might reality differ from the fantasy depicted?
Physics Problems : How Fast is BB-8? https://www.wired.com/2014/12/fast-rolling-droid-star-wars-vii/ and https://www.wired.com/2014/12/fast-tie-fighters-star-wars-vii/
Explore the Imperial March http://www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com/2015/12/in-music-room-far-far-away.html?m=1