Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)


Concept featured in film: Density

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Summary of clip: This scene opens with the surfacing of Elliot Carver's submraine-type vessel, which sneaks up on the British HMS Devonshire. It proceeds to launch the sea-drill that cuts its way into the Devonshire causing it to sink. Later the submarine dives below the surface once again.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This is a good clip to introduce the concept of density and how it plays a major role in the diving and resurfacing of submarines.

Suggestions to Teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What is the density of air?

b. What is the density of seawater?

c. Why does the human body float in a large body of water?

2. Explain how swallowing large amounts of water (and also inhaling water into the lungs where air is usually found) cause a person to sink, and compare this to how a submarine sinks.