Objective: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Douglas Adams uses scientific ideas throughout his work. The objective of this lesson is to understand the use of scientific ideas and concepts in the novel.
1) Quotes: Have each student find a quote that refers to a scientific idea or concept in the first two chapters of the novel. Have each student read his or her quote and discuss the science idea that the author refers to. What is its significance to the story? How does the author treat or represent science in the quote? Is it accurate?
2) Class Discussion: As a class, discuss what types of scientific ideas the author talks about. What kind of science is the novel interested in? What kinds or fields of science are absent from the novel so far? Why? How can the class define the areas of science that are relevant to the novel? What does...
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