How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Concept featured in clip: Engineering/ Scientific Method
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: The Grinch hates Christmas whilst the Who’s love it. After being embarrassed at a party, the Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the Who’s. He constructs his own Santa outfit and sleigh from objects he finds at the Mount Krumpit dump.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: The Grinch constructs a similar Santa outfit and sleigh so that he can go down to Whoville and steal all the Christmas objects which would ruin Christmas for the Who’s. The Grinch also performs the scientific method during the clip. He made an observation/ had a question, created a hypothesis, tested it, and completed the problem.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. Name an example of engineering from this clip.
2. Why did the Grinch create his sleigh to fly on its own, instead of using reindeer?
3. Can you name the steps of the scientific methods that the Grinch followed to build his sleigh?
4. Do you think it was important/ necessary for the Grinch to actually test out his sleigh before he flew it? Explain why or why not?

ii. Suggested activity for students:
1. The students could create their own sleigh/ car/ vehicle to test out to see how far it goes and if it completes its necessary functions.