The Science of Superheroes

In this lesson, students research an animal of their choice and create a superhero that embodies its living, eating, and survival habits.


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Lesson Plan

Show your students ASAP Science's video to inspire them, and tell them they will be performing a similar analysis of an animal of their choice to create their own superhero. Before they can create their superheroes, students must thoroughly research an animal of their choice. They should present their findings in a 3-4 page paper that addresses the following:

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Lesson tags: Eighth, Pop Culture, Science, Seventh, Sixth

Cassie Brown

Cassie Brown Cassie Brown is an award-winning playwright and performer as well as an experienced educator. Cassie currently teaches enrichment classes in magic, model airplane building, and outdoor adventure skills. She has a degree in Early Childhood Development in addition to a Bachelor's in Film Studies with a minor in Education. Cassie honed her understanding of student-centered education while at Sesame Street, where she spent years learning the value of combining entertainment with education.