Movie Clip Lesson Plan
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This page first made public: May 2, 2007
The students are asked to develop a lesson plan about an earth science concept that they have seen in a "Hollywood" film. They must find the short movie clip, come up with a way to show the students why this is wrong either by using a demo or a lab activity. Examples of appropriate movies are Dante's Peak, Twister, The Core, and Asteroid. The students complete a lesson plan, present the activity to the class, and reflect on how they did.
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The student who wrote the sample student work said it was fine, to publish I have an email stating this. Plus I have signatures from the students saying it is okay to use their work for constructive purposes.
Lecture Powerpoint (PowerPoint 2.6MB Apr27 07)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 127kB Apr27 07)
Lesson Plan (Microsoft Word 36kB Apr27 07)
Assessment Rubric (Microsoft Word 25kB Apr27 07)
Example Student Work (Acrobat (PDF) 41kB Apr27 07)
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Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
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