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Antimatter Matters

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Use science fiction movies to teach pupils about antimatter and alternate universes. Individuals learn about the portrayal of antimatter and alternate universes in movies such as Star Trek and Angels & Demons. They consider three different types of alternate universes in movies and then identify potential uses of antimatter in real-world situations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class brainstorm some more examples of antimatter and alternate universes in movies
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be able to convert units
  • Be sure to check with district policies regarding movies
  • Includes lesson extension activities
  • Provides extensive background information for teachers
  • Pupils not interested in science fiction movies may not find the lesson to be of interest