Episode 11: Science Fiction to Fuel Science Fact with Andy Weir and Joe Magliano
Welcome to Season 2! Every great leap forward starts with a burst of creativity. Someone sees the world as it is, dreams of what it could be, and then works to make the dream a reality. While writers use language and storytelling to inspire change, scientists use research and experimentation. On this episode of the STEM Read podcast we sit down with educational psychologistJoe Maglianoand best-selling author of The Martian Andy Weirto discuss the role of narrative in teaching science and the connections between the way writers and STEM experts use creativity to imagine and create a better world.
Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read is part of the NIU STEAM family of programs that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Find more great books, lesson plans, and resources at stemread.com.
The STEM Read Podcast is produced in collaboration with WNIJ.
Notes & External Links
· Learn more about Joe Magliano
· Learn more about Andy Weir
· Highlights from ISTE 2018 Keynotes including Andy Weir and Gillian King-Cargile
· STEM Read’s Resources for The Martian
· Learn more about NIU’s Psychology Program
· Check out the IES What Works Clearinghouse
· Highlights from Andy Weir’s visit to Argonne National Lab
· Hear others authors that we’ve talked to about “What If…?”
· The Martian by Andy Weir
· Henry and Ribsy and more by Beverly Cleary
· Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Read Gillian’s Essay on using the book in classrooms
· Artemis by Andy Weir
· Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry
· Warcraft II created by Blizzard Games
See 3DBear’s Augmented Reality Lesson Plans related to The Martian