I was originally exposed to this film by another teacher. This film is highly appropriate for use in science classrooms of levels 7-12th grade. It deals with a lot of issues very well, and I would encourage any science teacher to see it and decide for his- or herself. For example, students will be exposed to a portrayal of Einstein as a very human figure. It discusses the issue of Dr. Oppenheimer's downfall and Einstein's reaction to it. It also deals with issues of racial equality. While we don't know much about Einstein's role if any in the American Civil Rights movement, his actions in the film seem plausible and will be acceptable to most teachers. While it is a fictional portrayal, it will most likely lead to some interesting discussions in your classroom. I have been using it for years for that time when either I need a backup plan, or am discussing physics.
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