Jurassic Park

Finding Nemo (2003)

Concept featured in clip: East Australian Current

Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 16: 0:51:06 - 0:52:59

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Summary of clip: Nemo and Dory are looking for the East Australian Current. Once they find it, they also find turtles traveling on the current. The turtles explain where the current is going and how to get off. Dory is playing with the baby turtles and enjoying the ride.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Students can watch this clip during a life science or biology unit about the ocean, current, and how currents are created. The scene depicts the East Australian Current.

Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What is a current?

b. How are currents created?

c. Could animals really travel along a current like in the movie?

2. As an additional activity, you could create currents in the classroom. Air currents and water currents can be created by heating air or water.