Sometimes, the things that will lure students to be interested in a particular subject isn’t found in the material itself, but in related topics that they might not necessarily know are related. Science and math tend to be the subjects that crawl to the top of that list most often. Kids may be fascinated by cool chemical reactions and physics, but if you sat them in a chemistry or physics class and discussed textbook stuff that they didn’t easily see the relevance of, they’d might find themselves bored and disengaged. But if you talked about superheroes – or something similar that they were already interested in- and then applied the science to it, you might find yourself with students who were a bit more interested.
The handy infographic below takes a look at some of the science behind superheroes. While (obviously) many of these superpowers aren’t attainable for humans, teaching your students to critically examine and calculate the (potential) science offers a lot of benefit for them. Keep reading to learn more!
You probably already know that it isn’t possible for a human to fly unaided, and it is nearly impossible to lift a car (easily), but have you ever delved further in to the why attached to those ideas? Examining some superhero’s powers lets us take a closer look.