Learn about science fiction and the real science behind it. Find out how fiction follows a scientific thought and creates a future that sometimes becomes a reality. Learn what the fiction and facts are today. Discover the science of cryonics, the laws of thermodynamics, warp and FTL (Faster Than Light) drives, artificial gravity, holograms, and more. Learn about the bad and good science in novels and movies. Includes suggested sci-fi literature, lesson plans, and more. There are links to eThemes Resources on flying cars, science fiction, writing, and “War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells.
This site was created by middle school children to demonstrate how science works in fiction and in everyday life. Follow links on the left in the "Navigation" box to learn about laser and laser weapons, extraterrestrial life forms, light speed travel, and more. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook and a message board.
This site is dedicated to science fiction. Click on the "Chronology" link to learn how science fiction changed and developed through the years along with science and technology. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
This site includes eight in-class activities based on watching Star Trek and other sci-fi movies. Includes bad and good science notes for teachers; video, vocabulary, and discussion questions for kids.
Explore these sites to learn about flying cars. Find out whether we will see these in the near future or present, or if they are a thing of the past. Learn new terms such as personal vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTOL), volantor, converticar, modular vehicles, and more. Includes photographs, 3D images, drawings, and video clips.
These websites are about science fiction reading and writing. Find out the elements of science fiction and other information about the genre. There is a booklist of science fiction novels and there are several short stories that you can read on the internet.
These sites have tips to help students write fiction or narrative stories that entertain. Students will learn about the writing process and the elements of fiction. Sites for publishing student work online are included. An eThemes Resource on graphic organizers is referenced.
These websites are about the book "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells. Included is the full text of the novel, worksheets, and lesson plans. There is also information about the infamous 1938 radio broadcast by Orson Welles. There are activities, lesson plans, and audio of the program.