Children love films, TV shows, computer games and books. If you pick the right ones, they can also teach children a lot about the world. Or at the very least inspire kids to find out more.
Science, in particular, permeates popular culture – especially with the current popularity of superhero and dystopian genres. Of course, the writers use a great deal of creative licence in these films, TV shows, books and video games, but look past that and you’ll see links to a wide range of science topics.
This project aims to highlight some of those links. Although mainly science-based, the activities are cross-curricular in nature and can be used with pupils in Key Stages 2-4. A few activities are appropriate for use with younger children also.