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Science in the Movies: Impossible or Possible?

Science in the Movies: Impossible or Possible?


Join us for this exciting and thought-provoking class of science and ethics! Students will view movies selected from this list: Big Hero 6, Star Trek episodes, I am Legend, Superman,  and Avatar.  We will discuss what they got right, what they got wrong, and some of the philosophical issues presented in the film. Let's get into the sticky subject of artificial intelligence, global warming, genetic engineering, cloning, and more. This is a unique learning experience that is sure to make for deep thinking for your student and incredible dinner conversation for your family.


  • Minimum recommended age: 13
  • Instructor: Ms. Makayla Clement
  • Fridays, 10:15-11:15 AM ET
  • 4 classes
  • January 12, 19, 26, Feb 2


Makayla Clement graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science Teaching. She focuses on using a wide variety of teaching methods to ensure that students of all learning types can comprehend and enjoy the material being taught. She has many science-related hobbies including bug collecting, rock collecting/jewelry-making, and botany. She also loves music and teaches beginning to intermediate piano. She has three busy children, a supportive husband, a quirky tortoise, and a snake.


Teaching style: video lessons, worksheets, research projects, discussion groups


Student & Parent Reviews for Ms. Makayla:

  • I have a somewhat difficult to teach child and she loves learning from Ms. Makayla at The Thinking Kid. Her knowledge of Bugs grew tremendously in just one week of camp! Thank you so much for your time and dedication. We look forward to many more adventures with The Thinking Kid. -Jennifer, parent

  • I very much enjoy Mrs. Makayla’s classes. She really knows the subjects she’s teaching and I can tell that she loves teaching them to others. She is funny, kind, and patient with her students. -Abigail, student