Titles for booktalks for 7th grade Science Fiction

RJH -
  • City of Ember/DuPrau
  • Life as we knew it/Pfeffer
  • Last book inthe universe/Philbrick
  • Journey to the center of the earth/Verne
  • 20,000 leagues under the sea/Verne
  • War of the worlds/Wells
  • Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy/Adams
  • Z for Zachariah/O'Brien
  • The house of the scorpion/Farmer
  • Invisible Man/Wells
  • Found (series)/Haddix
  • Shadow Children (series)/Haddix

I love this list Mary. Here is a list I compiled using student recommendations, Booklist and NoveList summaries:



Here are some links that address some of the latest scientific research and cutting edge technologies. Good references for story writing later in the unit.
Solar Maximum
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100309083700.htm

Various Predictions from Ray Kurzweil
http://www.kurzweilai.net/articles/

Accelerating technologies and a global state
http://www.kurzweilai.net/globa-global-state-by-2050

Science Daily: Today's top Science news
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

A video about the G-Speak program: The interactive screen from the Minority Report
http://oblong.com/