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Films to Help Students Understand the World of Science

Movies can help captivate a child’s attention and imagination, and can even help with teaching a new subject, especially in science, as films can be a great way to illustrate basic concepts from the real world.

Let’s take a look at some of the science-themed movies you could explore with your students…

Dinosaur (PG)

This film tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon dinosaur raised by a family of lemurs, whose world is turned upside down when meteors strike the land he lives on. He teams up with a herd of dinosaurs to find the ‘Nesting Ground’ where they’ll be safe, but with other dangers in their way, will they make it?

Back to the Future (PG)

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, teen, Marty, is thrown back into the 50s when an experiment by his scientist friend, Doc, goes slightly wrong. Marty must travel through time to try and get back home, whilst encountering mishaps along the way.

Planet Earth (PG)

This nature documentary series (narrated by David Attenborough) highlights the incredible life on our planet. The series focuses on different animals and their habitats, including islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands and cities.

Arctic Tale (PG)

This documentary follows Nanu, a polar bear cub, and Seela, a young walrus, who live in the frozen wilderness of the North. It shows their growth and development, and shares stories of the Arctic, as global warming starts to affect their environment.

March of the Penguins (PG)

This documentary shows the end of the Antarctic summer, where the emperor penguins of the South Pole travel to their traditional breeding grounds ready to mate. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock and the dangers they face.

We hoped you enjoyed our film suggestions! If you have any you’d like to share, then be sure to get in touch with us at @EducationCity

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