Futurama in Astronomy

As I have been exploring astronomy, I have had many points where I just wanted to stand up and say ‘Just like when they made a joke about that in Futurama!’ With that said, Futurama can be a great tool to grab students interests by relating these topics to things they may have already seen.

One that always makes me laugh comes from this photo. Nibbler, a lovable little animal that one of the main characters finds, is a vauble part of a few episodes as it excretes dark matter, something that powers their rocket ship.

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Futurama is also really clever in their math references that they use. Check out this link that goes in and explains just a few of the jokes (that are hilariously correct) that fall into the math side of this world.

http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu/~sjg/futurama/

So if you haven’t already, check out an episode of Futurama. The laughs can be many, as well as many great references to topics that we will cover in physics.

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  1. dhsscienceteacher

    By far the best blog by our class.

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