Hollywood Special Effects

Hollywood Special Effects: How Did They Do That?

The Special Effects emergency lesson plan fits well near the end of the year for review of physical and chemical properties, molecular structure, kinetics, polymers, and safety. Students read about the role of chemistry in making special effects for movies and use their understanding of chemistry to describe how some special effects are created.

Related Resources

  • Behind the Scenes with Chemistry
    Explore how chemistry helps create some of the amazing special effects found in blockbuster films.
  • Hollywood Chemistry
    Watch producers and writers for some of television’s most popular shows discuss how — with the help of science advisers — they accurately portray scientists at work and how chemists and other scientists can help with scripts in the future.