Science Fiction Creative Writing Camp 5-7th grades

A great class for students who enjoy science fiction. We will build worlds, create creatures, explore uncharted parts of the world, ride around in space, and so much more. In this class we go over a wide range of science fiction subgenres, some popular, and some newly created.
Imagine a world where humans no longer survive on Earth. Soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to build an existence within outer space, surrounded by futuristic inventions and new alien races. Let’s write about sci-fi together!


Day 1: Introduction: Who are the characters and where are they?

Day 2: Problem or Conflict: What do the characters have to overcome?

Day 3: Events: How do the characters try to solve the problem?

Day 4: Solution: How do they solve the problem?

Day 5: Ending: What happens to your characters now and how have they changed through the story?

Some Sci-fi writing prompts for students to choose from :

1 What if the sun began to die, and surviving humans traveled back into time to survive?

2. What if the sun began to die, and surviving humans traveled to another dimension to survive?

3. A scientist clones his family that died in an airplane crash — but soon learns the repercussions of playing God.

4. Earth suffers a planet wide EMP surge, and all technology is lost forever.

5. An astronaut and cosmonaut are on the International Space Station when their countries go to Nuclear War with each other. Their last orders are to eliminate the other.

6. An astronaut jettisoned into the cold of space in a mission gone wrong suddenly appears at the doorstep of his family.

7. Someone discovers that we are all actually robots — who created us and why?

8. An astronaut is the sole survivor of a moon landing gone wrong — only to discover that the moon is infested with strange creatures.

9. An Artificial Intelligence begins to communicate with a family online to terrorize them through their technology.

10. Years after the zombie apocalypse subsides, survivors discover that the epidemic was caused by aliens that have appeared to lay claim to the planet.