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Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

 
Concept featured in clip: Waves
Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 27 1:44:41 - 1:46:33

 

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Summary of clip: This flickclip begins with an object falling into a body of water. The ripples created in the water gave away the position of the Fellowship of the Rings.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This flickclip provides real example of how force can cause a wave and how the wave can travel through a medium (water, in this case). A similar model can be easily created in the lab.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What is the force that started the wave? Is this a transverse or a longitudinal wave?

b. How might the Fellowship have prevented this situation?

c. What other ways are waves apparent in our everyday lives?

2. If you were using this clip as an introduction to waves, you might want to use it as an example of one of the ways that wave are evident in our everyday lives. You could also have the students recreate the rippling effect in the lab.

3. If you show this clip after exploring the concept of waves, you might want to have students compare this type of wave to various other waves previously studied (e.g. sound waves, light waves, etc.)