Concept featured in film:Mutations/Adaptations

Location of clip:  DVD: Chapter 8 and 9


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Summary of clip: This clip shows Kevin Costner going down into the depths of the ocean with the lady Deep in the ocean, Costner and the lady go to a place that used to be a city that has ski-lifts and buildings. Costner is a mutated human who has gills (so he can breath underwater) and has adapted to the environment since global warming has changed the face of Earth. Everyone else lives on floating islands made of scrap metal.

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

2. This clip aides in helping students understand that adaptations occur over time. See if students can relate other animals that have adapted over time.

3. If doing a unit about the ocean, ask what special features this mutated human has (he has webbed feet and gills).