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ERIC Number: EJ944656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Avatar in the Science Classroom
Siegel, Deborah
Science Teacher, v78 n6 p47-51 Sep 2011
Students love pop culture, which is often full of science and scientific concepts that may or may not be correctly presented. When teachers tie a science project to a movie, TV series, or song, they help guide students toward correct interpretations. And, more important, teachers stimulate their creativity by tapping into their culture. This article discusses linking science and pop culture to design imaginary ecosystems. The author presents "The Dream Ecosystem" project, based on the movie "Avatar". (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A