“May the Force be with you,” is a phrase that undoubtedly brings up memories of Star Wars (even if you aren’t a fan). With that being said, I am always looking at fun holidays and the science behind anything in our world. One of the ways I did this in the classroom was through a “Fun Fact of the Day.” These were quick, fun statements I would share with my kids, and then we’d have a discussion. Today, I’m going to use this same concept to share five fun science facts about Star Wars on its national holiday, May the Fourth!
Star Wars is a great way to connect students’ interests with real-world science. Who knows? You might even spark the next sound producer or Foley artist! Never underestimate connecting science with the real world to take your students’ learning to the next level.
Side-note: The team at STEM Education Works does think it is weird that I haven’t seen Star Wars. Is it too late for me to watch Star Wars? Let us know on social media if I should begin this journey.
— Spencer Sharp