X-Men (2000)
Concept featured in clip: Magnetism
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Summary of clip: The senator has just been turned into a mutant and is in a jail cell trying to escape. Magneto starts to walk to the senator's cell and metal plates come flying to bridge his way to the jail cell (since Magneto has magnetic powers). He then uses his magnetic forces to move the bars on the jail cell.
Connection of flickclip to the concept: This flickclip is an excellent way to begin a unit on magnetism. Magneto acts like a magnet; therefore, the metal will form a bridge to walk across. It is a very visual way to demonstrate magnetic forces.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How is magnetism depicted in this clip? What things are being attracted? What is not attracted?

b. What are some examples of magnetism in your everyday life?

c. What would be the power of being able to harness magnetism, such as that Magneto is able to do?

2. You can show this clip and have students research different applications of magnetism in the world.

3. You can use this clip as an assessment to a unit on magnetism. They can watch Magneto work and then describe what must be happening in order for the magnets to work. They would need to use all the knowledge they have gained about magnetism in their descriptions.