Avatar (2009)

Concept featured in clip: Genetic Engineering
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: Norm and Jake have gone into the science lab to see their avatars that have grown on the flight to Pandora. Jake then starts keeping a video log of his observations.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Genetic engineering is a hot topic in the world right now. You take DNA material from one object and join it with the DNA material of another object. In order for the avatars to link properly to the drivers, they have to be created with their own DNA as well as DNA from the native peoples of Pandora.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. Norm and Jake have the titled professions of what?
2. How are the avatars created?
3. How did Jakes avatar get created if he joined the mission last minute?
4. Why can Jake drive his brother’s avatar?
5. Good science is _______________________________?