TED-Ed Lesson Examines Science Fiction

By Maryann Yin 

Has a book ever inspired you to make a prediction about the future? The TED-Ed team has crafted a lesson on “how science fiction can help predict the future.”

The animated video embedded above examines the role of futurists. Over at the TED-Ed website, viewers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.

In the past, TED-Ed has crafted lessons on “how to write fiction that comes alive,” the hero’s journey, and the oxford comma. What is your favorite story from the science fiction genre?