Avatar (2009)

Concept featured in clip: Space Travel/ Exploration
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: Jake Sully is an injured veteran who is taking over his twin brother’s job as a scientist on a different planet, Pandora. Jake talks about cryo to get to Pandora, which takes almost 6 years!

Connection of flickclip to the concept: “A fresh start on a new world”, Space and its numberless possibilities have fascinated scientists for a long time. If humans were able to find other planets that could support life, that planet could be colonized or studied to help our own planet.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. Where was Jake for his journey to Pandora, what method of transport and preservation?
2. Why are the water and scientists floating?
3. Why is Jake going and not his brother?
4. In what ways does Pandora look similar to Earth?