The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Concept featured in clip: Lab Safety
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: Yzma has been fired from her job by Emperor Kuzco. She has decided to get rid of Kuzco as revenge. We follow her to her lab where she finds a way to get rid of Kuzco and then to dinner when he drinks the potion, which instead of killing him, turns him into a llama.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Yzma and Kronk practice safe science in the lab for the most part, but then because the vial is labeled improperly, Kuzco isn’t killed but turned into a llama.
Suggestions to teachers:

i. Suggested questions for students to when viewing the clip:
1. Where does the first lever lead to?
2. When Yzma and Kronk come out of the cart, they are in lab attire. List all of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they are wearing. What are they missing?
3. What was Yzma’s first idea to get rid of Kuzco?
4. What was the serendipitous moment when Yzma discovered her new plan?
5. Did Kuzco actually die or not? Why or why not?
6. What did you learn about lab safety from this video?

ii. Suggested activity for students:
1. This video could be a good video to either introduce lab safety topics or to reiterate topics after learning about lab safety.