Titanic (1997)

Concept featured in clip: Earth Science: Icebergs
Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 16: Iceberg, right ahead

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Summary of clip: The Titanic lookouts have just spotted an iceberg straight ahead of the boat. They sound the alarm and begin to turn. This clip shows the Titanic hitting the iceberg and the aftermath of the event briefly. Captain Smith asks Mr. Murdock what happened and he recounts the events and the steps he took to avoid the iceberg to no avail.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This clip shows the dangers of icebergs.

Suggestions to teachers:
1. As students watch the clip have them write down:

a. What precautions they see being taken.

b. What an iceberg is:

i. What does it look like?

ii. How much of it do you see above the water?

iii. Estimate how big the iceberg is you see in the film.

2. Ask students if any of them have ever seen an iceberg.

a. If so, have the student describe their experience.

3. Ask students if they know how icebergs form.

4. Make a list of responses as hypotheses and have students research this and other topics as described below:

5. Then split up into groups and have each group research one of these topics:

a. How an iceberg is formed

b. The characteristics of an iceberg

c. What precautions people should take when on water to avoid running into icebergs?