Electricity, Frankenstein, and the Spark of Life

Shocking! After viewing a short clip from the 1931 movie, Frankenstein and reviewing electricity references in Mary Shelley's novel, class members examine Luigi Galvani's and Alessandro Volta's observations on electricity and muscle contraction and then present a skit about a fictional encounter between the two scientists.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class groups prepare presentations on the topics suggested by the extension activities
Pros
  • The carefully scaffolded lessons combine science and language arts curriculum
Cons
  • None
Common Core