Also includes two optional short essay writing format questions as a writing extension. This handout includes an answer key for every question. The questions go in chronological order with the movie so the students will be have to be focused on the movie from beginning to end in order to complete this worksheet.
This movie is packed full of scientific information that will both education and entertain students of all ages. Science topics covered in the movie and highlighted in this packet include: pollution, trash disposal, space travel, lasers, health issues related to lack of exercise, technology advancements, artificial intelligence, solar energy, and biology of a plant. Additional topics covered include human greed, monopoly on products and services, human race existence and standard of living, human interaction, advertising, conditioning, and friendship. This lesson easily correlates with numerous state Science standards as well as Common Core State Standards.
Make your life easier by purchasing this handout because you will have two or more (depending on how long each of your class periods are) days worth of science lesson plans. The movie is 98 minutes long and should be stopped occasionally to allow students to record their answers as well as read the upcoming questions so they know what to watch for. This lesson should take at least 130 minutes. All you do is print and your lesson is done!
This handout provides a review for information will write points related to this in take sides already learned in class and also provides a foundation for new information that will be learned. Students watching this movie and can now learn from something they already enjoy doing—watching a great movie.
Please note this packet is not intended to be a list of comprehension questions specific to the novel. It is instead designed to foster close reading, critical thinking, and meaningful writing by pushing students to move beyond comprehension and delve deeply into understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating. This truly pushes students to show evidence of their thinking while reading, and helps them develop wonderful meta cognition skills while preparing them for the close reading and meaningful writing they need to master to succeed on standardized tests.