The 29th of May or Sir Arthur and the Bending Light (Teaching Science and Literature Jointly)
In this paper I present an instance illustrating a program of joint teaching of science and literature. The instance
sketched here rests on recognition that at the age when children read books like Kästner's "The 35th of May" they can already
taste notions of Relativity Theory through the story of Eddington's expedition to Principe Island. Eddington's story is briefly
recounted here with references to Kästner's book. The relationships thus exhibited between science and fiction, fantasy and
reality, theory and actuality, humor and earnestness, should help evoke school age children's interest in science and literature
at early stages in their studies' endeavor.
Keywords - Bending Light, Fantasy, Gravitation, Relativity, Science and Literature.