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What about the film "Outbreak" with Rene Russo and Dustin Hoffamn?  Or
Philadelphia with Tom Hanks?
Helen

Elizabeth Dewey wrote:
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> Try this website, Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy-- he regularly reviews films and tv
> for "bad science". http://www.badastronomy.com/
> Star Wars is also full of "science."  There are books/articles about the physics
> of Star Trek etc.
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> > "Mike Giazzoni [ x3885 ]" wrote:
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> > > In order to develop a writing component for my "Introduction to the
> > > Natural Sciences" core class, I'm in the process of developing an
> > > assignment.  Thus far, the assignment  is an essay in which the
> > > student analyzes a film or play for three areas:  a brief plot summary, an
> > > an analysis of the medium's treatment/depiction of scientists, and an
> > > explanation of the natural science (real or fake) utilized in the story.
> > >
> > > I am looking for some suggestions (hint!), but here is a brief list of
> > > ideas thus far:
> > >
> > > Film:
> > > Anything by Michael Crichton (e.g. Jurassic Park)
> > > Star Trek
> > > Armageddon
> > >
> > > Plays:
> > > Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
> > > Galileo (Berthold Brecht)
> > >
> > > If you have any ideas, please respond off-list to my address:
> > > [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > If anyone requests it, I'll be happy to post a compiled list to the List.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Michael Giazzoni
> > >
> > > ___________________________________________________
> > > Michael Giazzoni
> > > Program for Academic Success
> > > Point Park College
> > > [log in to unmask]
> >
> > --
> > Barbara M. Stout
> > Supplemental Instructional Specialist
> > Learning Skills Center
> > The University of Pittsburgh
> > 311 Wm. Pitt Union
> > Pittsburgh, PA 15260
> > 412-648-7920
> > [log in to unmask]
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> > "You must do the things you think you cannot do."
> > Eleanor Roosevelt
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> Try this website, Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy-- he regularly reviews films
> and tv for "bad science". <A HREF="http://www.badastronomy.com/">http://www.badastronomy.com/</A>
> <br><u>Star Wars</u> is also full of "science."&nbsp; There are books/articles
> about the physics of Star Trek etc.
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> <blockquote TYPE=CITE>"Mike Giazzoni [ x3885 ]" wrote:
> <p>> In order to develop a writing component for my "Introduction to the
> <br>> Natural Sciences" core class, I'm in the process of developing an
> <br>> assignment.&nbsp; Thus far, the assignment&nbsp; is an essay in which
> the
> <br>> student analyzes a film or play for three areas:&nbsp; a brief plot
> summary, an
> <br>> an analysis of the medium's treatment/depiction of scientists, and
> an
> <br>> explanation of the natural science (real or fake) utilized in the
> story.
> <br>>
> <br>> I am looking for some suggestions (hint!), but here is a brief list
> of
> <br>> ideas thus far:
> <br>>
> <br>> Film:
> <br>> Anything by Michael Crichton (e.g. Jurassic Park)
> <br>> Star Trek
> <br>> Armageddon
> <br>>
> <br>> Plays:
> <br>> Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
> <br>> Galileo (Berthold Brecht)
> <br>>
> <br>> If you have any ideas, please respond off-list to my address:
> <br>> [log in to unmask]
> <br>>
> <br>> If anyone requests it, I'll be happy to post a compiled list to the
> List.
> <br>>
> <br>> Thanks,
> <br>> Michael Giazzoni
> <br>>
> <br>> ___________________________________________________
> <br>> Michael Giazzoni
> <br>> Program for Academic Success
> <br>> Point Park College
> <br>> [log in to unmask]
> <p>--
> <br>Barbara M. Stout
> <br>Supplemental Instructional Specialist
> <br>Learning Skills Center
> <br>The University of Pittsburgh
> <br>311 Wm. Pitt Union
> <br>Pittsburgh, PA 15260
> <br>412-648-7920
> <br>[log in to unmask]
> <p>"You must do the things you think you cannot do."
> <br>Eleanor Roosevelt</blockquote>
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