Thursday, May 21, 2009

Star Trek: Real or Not?

Capitalize on the latest Star Trek movie, which many of your students have probably seen. Show this series of slides from MSNBC that cover 10 sci-fi wonders. Are they Fact or Fiction?

Click here for the slide show.

Have your students take out a piece of paper and fold in thirds, hot dog-bun style. List the 10 Innovations down the left column, skipping a line each time. Put Fact and Fiction at the top of the other two columns. Then show the slide show. They can either check the correct column for a basic required 10 points, or add words in the correct column to show why that innovation is a reality or not. Make that worth 15-20 points.

Ten Innovations:

  1. Teleportation
  2. Tricorder
  3. Deflector Shield
  4. PHaSER
  5. Holodeck
  6. Tractor Beam
  7. Communicator
  8. Universal Translator
  9. Cloaking Device
  10. Warp Drive
What fun!