The Science Behind Sci-Fi

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Have you ever seen Star Wars, or read Frankenstein or Dune and wondered about the science behind these incredible science fiction stories? This course will take you through science fiction as a genre and introduce various concepts that come up in science fiction, like space and time travel, in an accessible and engaging way!

Bootcamp
Format
Age 11-18
Learners
2 Weekly
Classes
1-15 Students
Per class
The Science Behind Sci-Fi

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Pricing

$80$40 / course
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Limited 1 month offer: 50% off

2 total classes
Meets weekly
1-15 students
50 minute classes

No Upcoming Start Dates

About this Course

Class 1

  • Students will learn about science fiction as a genre, common themes and science concepts present in science fiction media, and how space exploration compares in real life to its depiction in science fiction media.
  • Students will create a critique of science fiction media related to space exploration.

Class 2

  • Students will learn about the history of space exploration and where we’re at with it today, different theories on time travel and alternate universes, and examples of speculative technology found in science fiction media.
  • Students will create a timeline on space exploration and their own idea for a speculative technology invention that could be found in science fiction. They will also finalize their pitch of their own science fiction premise.

Bootcamps meet for 50 minute sessions. Some Bootcamp Instructors might offer homework after the session to reinforce the lesson.

Homework not included

Meet Your Instructor: Purnota Tanzilla

Hi, I’m Tanzilla Purnota! I love science and am super passionate about making it more accessible, engaging, and fun for kids. During my free time, I like learning new things (especially about science). I also love to write, read, and teach! For my undergraduate career, I studied Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley.

The Science Behind Sci-Fi

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