Sally Ride Science Junior Academy week-long workshop
- Level: Grades 6 to 8
- Register: https://extension.ucsd.edu/courses-and-programs/how-to-train-your-demogorgon-the-pseudo-science-of-stranger-things
Grab a box of Eggos and join us for a brief transdisciplinary tour of 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, as we delve into the (pseudo) science of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. We will explore the biology and chemistry of the Upside Down and look at parallels in real-world science. The course will survey the history and culture of late 20th century America, including advancements in engineering, science and technology. We will look at how Stranger Things’ world parallels concepts in fields such as ocean and space science, parapsychology and neurobiology, including extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. Students will explore the idea of using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) as a foundation for imaginative problem solving and creative storytelling.