“Lights, camera, action!” Why can’t getting kids interested in science be as easy as getting them to watch an action-packed movie? Maybe it can be… From working with Tom Cruise to Tom Hanks to a recent action movie about an orphaned Columbian assassin (not played by a Tom), Steve Wolf knows movie stunts and special effects. His other passion is using his knowledge of science to make learning fun and interesting for students. Join Steve Wolf, author and President of Special FX International, to learn how to use movies to make learning science fun. You may also learn a few secrets behind new and classic movie stunts and special effects. Lights, camera… chemistry!
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“Secret Science of Movie Stunts and Special Effects” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Steve Wolf, founder of Science in the Movies and President of Special FX International.
What You Will Learn
- Learn how vivid movie stunts can teach kids the physical science concepts they need to be successful in school and beyond.
- How to foster curiosity and create energized learners
- How to raise science test scores as much as 33%
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet the Experts
Steve Wolf, founder of Science in the Movies and President of Special FX International, is a stunt and special effects expert and an experienced teacher. He has worked on hundreds of movies and TV shows including: ‘The Firm’, ‘The Client,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Americas Most Wanted,’ ‘All My Children,’ ‘Cast Away,’ and ‘Hustle and Flow.’ His entertainment clients include Paramount, Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, MTV, HBO, and Discovery. Wolf’s mission is to bring the power of Hollywood quality presentations to bear against pressing educational challenges. “When you make learning as much fun as going to a movie, any subject can be made easy, fun and memorable.”
Darren Griffin, PhD is Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent, UK. Previously he was Professor of Genetics at Brunel University. In 2002, he was admitted as a fellow of the Society of Biology and in 2008 he was awarded both a fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists and Doctor of Science from the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Institutional Teaching Prize for his work in supervising graduate students and was recently shortlisted for Research Project of the Year by the Times Higher Education supplement. Dr. Griffin completed his post-doctoral research in Cleveland, Ohio and at The University of Cambridge. He received his PhD at University College London in 1992, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1988.
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