By: Ayzia Johnson STEM can be seen all around us. In the movies, we see inspirational characters using STEM to make the world a better place! Enjoy these fun movies with your family to get everyone excited about STEM!
Meet the Robinsons (G) This charming movie came out in 2007. The inspirational story about a young man with an inventive imagination is all about STEM. This movie will encourage kids to have big ideas, learn all they can about math and engineering, and to “keep moving forward!” This is a great family movie featuring the engineering process, fun science fair experiments, futuristic inventions, and even time travel! Watch this movie as a family and spend some time together coming up with your own ideas for the inventions of the future!
Big Hero Six (PG) Big Hero Six (2014) is a fun family movie that everyone will love. The young engineer Hiro learns how to use his abilities with robotics to save the day! In this heroic journey, Hiro and his friends must use robotic technology, chemical reactions, engineering with laser technology and the physics of speed to become like super heroes. Enjoy this heart warming adventure and become inspired to change the world around you with STEM!
The Lego Movie (PG) What engineer didn’t grow up loving Lego blocks as a kid? Legos inspire creativity and ingenuity and can lead to a love for inventing and engineering! This family friendly film is inspired by all things Lego. The Lego Movie (2014) can help us learn about the importance of team work and problem solving. Watch this movie as a family and then be creative! What can you engineer with Lego bricks?
Hidden Figures (PG) Hidden Figures (2016) follows the story of three colored women who made incredible contributions to NASA in the early days of space exploration. This inspiring movie teaches the importance of math, engineering, and technology. The strong women fight against stereotypes and prejudice of their time, encouraging us all to fight for what we believe in, and to work hard for the things we want to achieve.