Monday, February 2, 2009

Whole Class Pre Unit 1 - What is science fiction?

1. What is a genre?
2. Describe what the genre of science fiction is. 
3. What characteristics do science fiction pieces have in common?
4. What are some examples of science fiction works? How do you know it is a science fiction piece? (Be specific and use relevant examples). 

59 comments:

  1. 1. genre is the type of story

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  2. Posting 1- A: Science fiction is a writing style which combines science and fiction.

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  3. Posting 1-Answer: Science Fiction is writing style in which science and fiction are combined.

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  4. Answer 1- Science Fiction is a combination of science & fiction.

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  5. 1. A Genre is the type of story that you or others are reading.
    2. The genre of science fiction is based on true, could be true or fake information.

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  6. Q.1. Science fiction is a type of writing that combines science and fiction.

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  7. 2 the science fiction genre is based on could become true info.

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  8. The combination of science and fiction creates the genre, Sciencefiction.

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  9. 3 some characteristics that science fiction books have in common are that the setting is in the future.

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  10. 1-A~Genre is like a brand. It's describes what "brand" the story is.
    2-A~ The combination of science and fiction that creates a story = the genre of science fiction.

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  11. 1-A: A genre is a type of story. The genre tells what type of story it will be.(Ex. Fantasy, Nonfiction, Science Fiction)
    2-A: The genre of science fiction is a story that could possibly happen but is a little fantasy.

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  12. 3. Some charecteristics are it is usually based in the future, things that can happen and things that cannot happen.
    4. Some examples are Fehrenheit 451, Star Wars and Star Trek because they can be true or they cannot be true.

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  13. 1.Is the type of story.
    2. The gennre of si-fi is based on could be true information.
    3. The majority of si-fi takes place in space.
    4. Star wars is one because it has tec. that we don't have today.

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  14. 4 some science fiction peaces are frankanstein and star wars because they are based on future tecnaligy

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  15. Q.2. A genre is a certain type of writing. It tells what you are reading.

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  16. 1. A genre is a type of writing. It can be anything the author wants.
    2. The genre of science fiction in when science and technology are combined.

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  17. All sciencefiction pieces usually have at least one thing in common. This could include travel in space and planents, superhero's, and travel in time. One thing that all sciencefiction have in common is that it hints that what is happening could possibly come true sometime. One example could be Star Wars. This is sciencefiction because it has travel through time and space, and it could possibly come true if the technology was made.

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  18. Science Fiction is:
    1. a writing style which combines science and fiction.

    2. a story that has some possibility that could be real.

    3. a way to teach us about the value and dangers of tecnology.

    4. a way of entertainment

    5. usually includes space travel, time travel

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  19. Star Trek is a type of science fiction. I know that because in it, they travel to different planets and although space travel like that seems impossible to us right now,some day that and many things in Star Trek could come true.

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  20. 1-Answer: A genre is a type or classification that literature is put into. Literature is put into different "catagories" called genres based on what the story is about. Ex: Fantasy, Fiction, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, etc.

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  21. 2-Answer: To be in the science fiction genre, a novel or story has be based on the real world, have some element of fear in it, and has to have some possibility of happening that includes science. Ex: Space travel, supernormal powers, alterbate universes, etc.

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  22. Science fiction is a style of writing that combines science and fiction.

    1.A genre is a specific type of writing for instance fantasy, nonfiction, fiction, and of course science fiction.

    2.Scice fiction is a genre that "could" happen but has little chace of it happening.

    3.They usually have something to do with space travel or time travel.

    4. Men in black and Star wars are sci fi because it is possible our technology will grow that advanced and aliens could be real.

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  23. 3-A~ Some characters are things that can happen, things that cannot happen, based on nature.

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  24. 4-A~ Fehrenheit 451, Star Wars and Star Trek because the events can happen or may never happen.

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  25. 3-Answer: Many science fiction pieces have to do with technology, technology conquering humans, or aliens. Anything like this would be science fiction.

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  26. 4-Answer: Stars Wars, Superman, and The Incredible Hulk are all science fiction works. These are science fiction and not fantasy because there is some chance of them being real. Star Wars is in another galaxy- could be true. Superman has kryptonite as a weakness- he has a weakness so he is not indestructable.
    Hulk's powers were brought to him by science- he was not born with them. This makes all of them sci-fi.

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  27. 3-A: Most science fiction is related to technology in some way. Whether it is technology gone bad (destroying life), all the way to other life-forms using technology for something evil or supernatural. (aleins, robots)
    4-A: War of the worlds is one example of a science fiction peice because it won't happen (that we know of) but it is so realistic that it seems like it will. Another example is Star Wars because from what we know there is no other galaxy with humans and other animals but the story again makes it realistic.

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  28. 1.) Science fiction is a style of writing that combines science and fiction.
    2.) A genre is the classification of a book or movie.
    3.) If a book is placed in the science fiction genre, it has to be based on the real worl, a possibility of happening, and some element of fear.
    4.) Science fiction books usually deal with technology. For example technology used for good or to help a situation, or technology gone bad that is used against humans.
    5.) Star Wars is an example of science fiction because it includes space travel and the Jedi's have supernatural powers. ( The force.) Superman is also science fiction piece because he has supernatural powers and talents to help save the world.

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  29. Q.3. The genre of science fiction is fictional writing that somehow has to do with the real world. Sometimes it is easier to see yourself in a science fiction novel than in fantasy.

    Q.4. The books that are science fiction have to do with technology and ways that relate to our world. They share the same set of rules.

    Q.5. Spiderman: people do not grow webs out of their fingers but it combines science technology (radioactive spider-bite).
    Batman: He uses great technological tools in a fictional world of crazy criminals.

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  30. Ben-Good start! You have a solid understanding of the material and answered all four questions. Full credit for getting your first entry done! Your challenge for future posts will be to creatively describe your ideas in a meaningful way. I can't wait to see how you will analyze the novel. Happy blogging! :)

    Smiles,
    Miss Bailin

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  31. 3. Some charecteristics are that they most often take place in the future or the past. Like in Back to the Future!
    4. One is what I just said, Back to the Future. Another one is Transformers. I love this movie becauseit combines the kind of scifi aliens with evil and good robotic organisms.

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  32. Sierra-You have a solid understanding of the material and answered all four questions. Full credit for getting your first entry done! I really like how you used specific examples in your responses (i.e. questions 3 & 4). Happy blogging! :) I think you are going to provide us with some enriching learning opportunities.

    Smiles, :)
    Miss Bailin

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  33. Gabby- You have a solid understanding of the material and answered all four questions. Full credit for getting your first entry done! Excellent job making the distinction between fantasy & science fiction. That is a truly important point. I wonder what brilliant ideas you will pose in the future. Keep it up Gabby! Happy blogging! :)

    Smiles, :)
    Miss Bailin

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  34. I think genre is what category the book falls under categorized by the similarities and form and style. Like for instance non-realistic and realistic fiction. Not realistic is similar to realistic fiction because one is not real and the other is could be true.

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  35. Science fiction genre is something that is usually not based in this time period. It is something that could happen but usually involving supernatural things.

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  36. Lily, I agree on the first part but I see that most science fiction is based on tecnolegy like I am Legend, Star wars, and Back to the Future.

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  37. Devon, on question one you said that it combines science and fiction. But fiction means that something is not real, meaning that science fiction can't be based on could be true facts as the name implies.

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  38. genre is a category of any type of writing from poems to novels. it categorizes all types of things so that we can put things into groups

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  39. genre of science fiction is basically what it states in its name.it is combined science and fiction which can result in very interesting was.

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  40. the charistics of science fiction is new inventions, aliens, high tech weapons, time machines, new michro chips and many more ideas.

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  41. some examples is like Alex said, bask to the future, i am legend, star wars, war of the worlds, starship troopers, the time machine, the veldt, the smarthouse and other novels. it is usually based on technology as you can see.

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  42. I agree with sierra but i dont think that the inventions is always the problem, it could be major but it isnt always the disaster

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  43. i do agree with griffin when he states it can be anything the author wants it to be. it isnt always tht an author gets to make every decision by him/herself. usually the editor or some one helps them make the choices.

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  44. Alex, I think that is what makes up some science fiction stories. But Some stories could have a chance to be real, I mean like back to the Future. In the future someone could invent a time machine, go back in time and screw things up! Badly!!!

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  45. I agree with Connely when he says that the invention could be a major but it's not always the problem. No offense Sierra.

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  46. I agree with what Connely said but the editor doesn't help or fix the writing that much. I thing all the editors do is check for grammar.

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  47. 1. A genre is the type of story a novel is.

    2. The genre of science fiction is the combination of fiction and science.

    3. It is usually based in the future or adds someone/something futuristic.

    4. Some examples of science fiction.....
    ~ Twilight~ Combines a mystery vampire story but also with a fiction side of things
    ~ Spider Man~ Its possible to have radioactive spiders yet with fiction that you can shoot webs.

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  48. Hey Jane, I like your example of Spider-man! He rocks!!!

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  49. Science fiction novels usually have to do with morphing things into something strange/repulsive. Or traveling to a place unknown.

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  50. The Twilight series, The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Superwoman. These are all pieces of scientific writings because they have supernatural abilities that are unreal to the human race.

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  51. Lily,

    Thats interesting. I would have never thought of science fiction as repulsive/strange.

    Waht would be an example of that part of scifi?

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  52. 1. A genre is the type of story, such as fantasy, horror, pieish( a genre in which the writer is always talking about pie), or others

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  53. 2. The genre science fiction is a writing style that you write about stuff that could happen in the future, but are kind of fiction-ish. Science fiction usually has to do with technology, time travel, other life forms taking over the world, living on other planets, or other things. 3. usually science fiction takes place in the future, and has technology in it.4.some examples of science fiction are The Time Machine, a story about a guy who invents a time machine and goes way way way in the future, Farenheight 451, a story about censorship in the future,complete with super fast cars,2 day wars, 200 foot billboards, fireproofed houses, and other things.

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  54. Science Fiction is a specific writing that combines science, and fiction. Responds to fantasy, but they are different.

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  55. Kaci,

    I like how you used that genre is a 'brand' of story. very interesting......

    -- Jane :o)

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  56. Derek,

    I like how you told that scifi is different than fantasy. I never thought to put that. Most people think they are the same.

    -- Jane :O)

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