Science Fiction often includes futuristic ideas and technology such as time and
Plot: The major Setting: Time—
events might really usually in the near or
happen, based on sci- distant future. Place—
entific facts that we Earth, or another loca-
know to be true. tion that real scientists
theorize may exist.
Problem: The char- Characters: Fictional,
acters solve a prob- but they act in ways that
lem by using actual make sense from a sci-
scientific data. entific point of view.
Adapted from: Teaching Genre, Grades 4-8, McCarthy, 1996
Revised 7-08 Page 4