How Science Fiction Can Help Predict the Future

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Fortune tellers have their glass ball, futurists have their charts of trends, and science fiction writers have their imaginations. Which would you use to predict the future? See what this video has to say about predicting the future.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have science fiction lovers report on the inventions first conceived of by their favorite writers or film makers
  • Create a time capsule to hold the ideas for inventions conceived of by class futurists
Classroom Considerations

  • Flip the lesson and have class members view the video and respond to the comprehension quiz outside of class, saving class time for discussion and research

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, a reading passage that suggests additional research topics, and a discussion question

  • Interesting, not fiction, and a just a bit scientific