We all love watching movies. But we also love science. And sometimes the two don't mix!
To help us sort the good science from the bad in movies and other visual media, Jacob Clark Blickenstaff, PhD, provides expert commentary, pointing out where the physics is stretched, the chemistry fudged, or the biology twisted on behalf of the story—without losing sight of the fact that movies are meant to entertain.
Jacob helps turn "bad science" into teachable science for middle level and high school students.
Blick on Flicks is a regular column in NSTA Reports and a periodic feature of NSTA WebNews. Here is a handy list of previously published reviews:
Jacob Clark Blickenstaff is teacher education programs manager for the American Physical Society.