Iron Man 2


Concept featured in clip:

Elements, Creating a new element



Connection of flickclip to the concept:This clip can be related to how scientists have made the man-made elements on the periodic table. The lower isolated portion on the periodic table consists of man-made elements, which students typically do not learn a lot about.

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Summary of clip:This clip takes place when Tony Stark (Iron Man) creates a new element. Tony has metal shards impeding on his heart. His current device is keeping the shards from entering his heart, and killing him. The current design is slowly poisoning him, but he will die without it. He then decides to create a new element that will replace his current design.


Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

Students can discuss the necessary steps to making a new element. They can look at the steps that scientists in the past completed to create their element. They can then compare these measures to what Tony did in this clip. The students can also look at possible bad science aspects of the film clip, what creative liberties they utilized that are not consistent with the science of the concept?

Iron Man 2