For this project students will select and analyse a film, tv show, book, etc for scientific validity. Their final product is an essay along with a formal or informal presentation. This project is broken down into several parts to help students work through the project.
1) Select their media and explain why they chose it
2) Review their media and take notes
3) Research the science involved in their media
4) Write an essay and create a presentation of what they've discovered.
Each step comes with a student worksheet.
I've used this project in my high school chemistry class as well as my 8th grade science class with great success. I highly suggest you collaborate with your english department to make sure you are reinforcing the skills they are working on in a manner that is recognizable to your students.