The goal of this lesson is to promote critical thinking while asking students to write an essay on an episode of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
In this lesson, students build their own cardboard arcade games that are fun to play and allow them to compare and contrast theoretical and experimental probability. They learn to understand that probability is a chance event between 0 and 1, explore the concept of approximate probability, find the probability of compound events, decide if a specified model is consistent with results, and analyze strategies using probability concepts.
In this lesson, students learn about cell organelles and how they use resources to stay alive by playing a very fun and educational video game called CellCraft.
In this lesson, students watch the film 50/50 and learn from a genetic and biological standpoint how cancer originates, grows, and behaves. Students also look at a new study on using radio waves to combat cancer growth.
Students learn about polar and non-polar molecules and density by making their own lava lamps and exploring how they work.
In this lesson, students will use Drake’s new single “Started From the Bottom” to learn about the American Dream. The American Dream is a prevalent theme in hip hop culture as many stars have emerged from impoverished backgrounds. Students will apply their understanding of the American Dream to a public leader, past or present, of their choice.
In this lesson, students imagine they are Justin Bieber’s Head of Public Relations and help him come up with a more sensitive and well-informed comment to write in the guestbook at Anne Frank’s house.
Students rejoin the clans established in parts 1 and 2 of this lesson and evolve their settlements into civilizations to better understand how human settlements made the jump to human civilizations.
This lesson, which picks up where part 1 left off, uses Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals to teach students some handy tricks for dealing with equations containing multiple variables.
Genius, Billionaire, Playboy and Philanthropist? There’s No Way This Guy is Real!
Arguably the least heroic of the superheroes on the big screen, Iron Man leads the Avengers, Marvel’s premiere superhero team, and his films are responsible for the gigantic wave of comic book properties that have found their way to film. As Iron Man – the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark is also the most realistic high profile superhero. One of the world’s wealthiest men, building superhuman technology, like an Iron Man suit and fighting evil forces to make the world a better place, sounds like something that could actually happen. So, it should be no surprise that many believe that it is happening already.
Could Elon Musk be the Real Life Tony Stark?
Comparisons between Tony Stark and Elon Musk have been made since the rise of both in the public eye, their similarities are so apparent that they’ve been the butt of many jokes — even landing Musk a cameo in the Iron Man II film. Even though the character of Iron Man is older than Elon Musk, modern interpretations can’t help but be influenced by him, even Robert Downey Jr. himself.
Elon Musk’s continuing work in solar and reusable energies, electric transportation, space exploration, and other scientific fields that deal with today’s hot button issues have earned him a wealth of popularity as well as actual wealth. Musk is an icon in his own right, in the good graces of the public masses as a shining example of philanthropy built upon his genius and wealth, but his personal life is nothing like the scoundrel Tony Stark as far as we know… Instead it’s his business savvy and willingness to gamble his fortunes on researching and developing projects that might benefit humanity that have made him such a jewel in the eyes of the public and put him on the pedestal reserved for the marvelous and fantastical.
Sure, He’s a Genius, Billionaire, Philanthropist…But Does it Count if He Doesn’t Have the Flying Suit?
But what separates reality from fantasy? Men from myth? Heroes from superheroes? What makes someone more than what they are? A person’s actions and beliefs are more important than the power they hold. Courage is trying to do more than you believe that you can do. That’s why individuals like Elon Musk are considered with the same esteem as the fantastical characters like Iron Man.
Although reports of Musk building a metal power suit might only exist in the rumor mill, there is no other person on Earth who embodies the ideals and characteristics of any modern superhero. He may not be the genius inventor that Tony Stark is, but he is a genius innovator. And if anybody’s really going to be Iron Man, there’s no one else that could fit the bill, or that could pay it!