DREAMS MEET REALITY:
EXPLORING THE SCIENCE & SCIENCE FICTION OF “INTERSTELLAR”

OBJECTIVE: Students will collaborate to create an instructional video presentation that explains a science-based fact or theory from the feature film “Interstellar.”

PRE-PROJECT QUESTIONS:

  1. WHAT IS TRUTH-TELLING?
  2. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACT AND FICTION?
  3. HOW IMPORTANT IS “FACT” COMPARED TO “FICTION”?

MINING INFO FROM THE MOVIE:
STUDENTS RECORDED 10 SCIENCE-BASED FACTS LEARNED WHILE WATCHING THE MOVIE.


Directions:
1.Each group will select a PROJECT MANAGER. This person will organize materials/research gathered by the group and will communicate progress to the instructor.
2.Each group will be assigned a science based topic from the film.
3.All group members will conduct research on the assigned topic and offer it to the PM.
4. The group will plan an overall concept of their show.
5. The group will collaborate to write a script that explains the topic.
6. The group will use visual aids to demonstrate their explanations.
7. The group will also come up with a 5 question quiz to include with their video.
8. The group will film their explanations/demonstrations and edit them into a video no less than 2 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes.
9. The group will use proper techniques in filming and editing that they have learned in this course.

TOPIC ASSIGNMENTS:

GROUP 1-GRAVITATIONAL TIME DILATION

GROUP 2-BLACK HOLES

GROUP 3-WORMHOLES

GROUP 4-FIVE DIMENSIONAL SPACE

*For each topic, it is helpful to begin with where/how we see it in the film. Then, define it. Then, use examples to demonstrate what you are talking about, so your audience can better understand it. You should also make sure to explain if it is really plausible as seen in the film or how it would not really work.

CHECKLIST:
Picked PM
All members offered research to PM
Show planned_
Script of explanation_
Facts checked
Visual Aids
Music/Sound
Filming Planned
Footage shot
Footage loaded
Footage edited_
Final viewing before submission___