Virus (1999)
Concept featured in clip:Hurricanes/Typhoons
Location of clip: DVD: 4:38-10:18


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Summary of clip: In this early scene, the crew of the Sea Star is stuck in a dangerous typhoon. When the strom gets too bad, the navigator suggests heading toward the eye of the storm where thye can stay for a while. Eventually, they make it to they eye where they see calm water and blue skies. **Note to teachers: some profanity
Connection of flickclip to the concept: This clip provides a visual image of what it could be like being in the middle of a hurricane/typhoon.
Suggestions to teachers:

1. This clip and the following questions could be used as a form of review after covering a unit of weather:

a. What are some differences (if any) between the following weather terminologies: tropical depression, tropical storm, cyclone, hurricane, and typhoon?

b. How does a typhoon form? Why do many typhoons have an "eye"?

c. Is the movie's description of the eye accurate? Why or why not?

d. What do you think is the best course of action for the crew to take now that they are in the storm?