Ghost (1990)
Concept featured in clip:Inertia/Centrifugal Force
Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 2: 0:11:07 - 0:13:51


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Summary of clip: In this scene, Demi Moore is using a pottery wheel to sculpt a vase. The platform is a heavy disk, which keeps turning due to its inertia.
Connection of flickclip to the concept: This is a good clip to introduce inertia in an unusual way. Art students might find this clip particularly engaging.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How does the pottery wheel exemplify the concept of inertia?

b. Why does the wheel keep turning in between kicks or presses of the treadle?

c. How does friction come into play?

2. Before/After viewing the clip: If a pottery wheel is available from the art department, have students take turns using the equipment.