LESSON PLANS BASED ON SHORTS AND
Full-Length Movies — Short Subjects — Movie Clips — Film Clips — Video Clips — Snippets
Each Lesson Plan on this Index uses a short subject, clip or snippet which is 40 minutes or less.
The suggested ages for the Snippet Lesson Plan are shown in brackets.
Inertial Forces (Newton’s First Law of Motion, the Centrifugal Force & Artificial Gravity) Using Clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey
[12+; snippets: three clips of approximately 9 minutes]
Refraction and the Green Flash (Science & Technology/Physics)
[10+; late elementary to high school; Film Clips: one minute and five seconds, in two segments; three additional optional segments total about 50 seconds; Lesson: Adds 30 minutes to a class in which the phenomenon of optical refraction is introduced.]
Harmonic Motion (Science & Technology/Physics – harmonic motion)
[10+; late elementary to high school; film clips: Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End: three minutes 30 seconds; Tacoma Bridge Collapse Video on YouTube: four minutes 13 seconds. lesson: Playing the snippets and discussing the examples of harmonic motion described in the Helpful Background section will take about 40 minutes.]
Electromagnetic Waves, Induction, Capacitance, and Antennae — Snippet Lesson Plan Using a Film Clip from Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Science & Technology/Physics; Music)
[12+; Middle and High School Level; film clip 6.5 minutes]