ERIC Number: ED332225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
"The Andromeda Strain" as Science and Literature.
Well-written, with a flair for character development, and focusing on controversial issues, Michael Crichton's novel "The Andromeda Strain" can precipitate lively discussions in science, English, and social studies classes and can help students to integrate all three areas. English and science teachers can collaborate in a variety of ways in teaching the novel. The simplest way for English teachers to start is to invite a science colleague to speak to the class. Another level of collaboration involves convincing a science colleague to incorporate the novel into one or more courses in which the English teacher would teach the literary perspective and the science teacher would teach the scientific perspective. The closest level of collaboration involves the science and English teacher working together to plan the unit. "The Andromeda Strain" puts science into a real-life context, integrates biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences with one another and with current events, and might help students to further their own subject-matter integration. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Andromeda Strain; Collaborative Teaching
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the National Conference of Teachers of English (Indianapolis, IN, March 14-16, 1991).