The Physics of Space Battles

What is the best space battle of all time, scientifically? The video analyzes fight sequences from popular science fiction movies. It answers questions about momentum, thrust, force, radiation, weapons, lasers, and more. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Debate which science fiction space battles are the closest to realistic
  • Use the notes section to read articles that go more in depth than the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Comment section may include inappropriate language, but it is much more likely to include in-depth analysis of science fiction with a passion
  • The 11th video in a series of 22
Pros

  • Includes footage of John F. Kennedy speech at the end, which is a great real-world connection to the sometimes unbelievable science fiction topic
  • Works well in a traditional or a flipped classroom, offering flexibility in instruction
Cons

  • None