Cars 2 (2011)

Concept featured in clip: Alternative Energy
Location of clip: 12:08-14:18 (DVD)

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Summary of clip: Lightening McQueen and Sally are having a romantic dinner together when they find Mater as their waiter and order drinks. Mater goes to the bar to get the drinks and watches Miles Axelrod on the television promoting his new renewable clean burning fuel called Allinol.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Allinol appears to be a clean, alternative fuel to replace gasoline. Miles Axelrod brings up current environmental issues that are of great concern such as reducing the burning of nonrenewable fossil fuels and the increase in pollution.
Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students:

What is Miles Axelrod promoting?

What is a renewable resource vs. a nonrenewable resource?

Why do you think it is important to find other forms of energy from the forms we currently rely on?

2. Watch the following video on biofuel:

3. Divide the class in half and have each group research the advantages and disadvantages of biofuels. Hold a friendly debate for students to make their points to support their side.