The following six units are a part of the work advised to be covered in Year 3. Under each unit heading there will be a description of that unit and the film which has a clip relevant to it. Each film will have the exact timings for the clip and a description of what it shows. Some topics have more clips than others.
This unit is about personal health, dental care, diet and teeth. The sections the unit is divided into are; types of food, eating for health, what animals eat, investigating what pets eat, looking at teeth , different types of teeth, losing milk teeth and healthy teeth.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Time: 00:54:34 - 00:56:30
Willy is having one of his flash-backs, and we see Willy as a little boy going trick or treating on Halloween. He takes the sweets back to his dad who is a dentist and proceeds to mock everything he has been given. The caramels will get stuck in Willy’s braces; lollypops are cavities on a stick, etc. This clip can be used to highlight the foods which are bad for your teeth and what the result of eating too many bad foods are. The clip could be used a starter before asking what foods are good for healthy teeth, why and how you should clean them.
: This unit is about the importance of keeping plants healthy and how that can be achieved. The sections the unit is divided into are; plants for food, growing plants, roots, looking at celery, leaves, stems and roots, water and plants, plants and light and plants and warmth.
Time: 00:11:12 - 00:11:53
This clip shows WALL.E making a building out of crushed litter and on his way, collecting random artefacts which are of interest to him. He opens a door and finds a plant in soil. WALL.E protects this plant not knowing its significance to the future of the dying Earth.
Time: 00:27:51 - 00:28:43
WALL.E is showing EVE around his ‘house’ and shows EVE the plant. She scans it and her machine detects that it is an object that is undergoing photosynthesis; she automatically traps it in her body and sends out an alarm.
These two clips should be played together and then used to ask the pupils what the significance of the plant is and why it means so much to the planet? Why is photosynthesis so precious to life? How would EVE look after the plant in order to keep it alive? What do plants need?
This unit is about widening the pupil’s knowledge of materials and their properties in order to decide which material should be chosen for a certain purpose. The sections the unit is divided into are; finding useful materials, properties of materials, choosing materials for a purpose, testing properties of materials, testing absorbency and testing stretchiness.
Time: 00:52:21 - 00:54:19
This clip can be used as a starter for a fun activity to do with the properties of materials. Edna Mode is showing Mrs Incredible the new suits she has made for her and her children, describing the characteristics of the fabric and how they adapt to the specific superpower. An activity could be made for the pupils to choose a superhero or make up one of their own and design a new costume, stating the properties of their chosen material and why they are suitable.
Time: 00:10:32 - 00:11:40
In this clip the herd of Saber tooth tigers are discussing how the humans have wiped out half their pack by killing them and using their skin to keep warm. The pupils could name the properties of fur and other insulating materials and could raise questions about why fur keeps us warm and which other materials do the same and which materials don’t – insulators and conductors.
Subsections: Keeping Warm
Time: 00:15:00 - 00:17:30
In this clip, Professor Philip Brainard has just created Flubber, a green slime. He takes it out of the metal canister he made it in and starts listing its properties. The pupils could be told to write down the properties stated by the professor and whether they think it is a solid, liquid or gas. This can be a clip to introduce the experiment of making slime with 4% PVA solution and Borax solution. The pupils could add green food colouring to their slime green and see how many properties they can match once they’ve made their own Flubber. (C.f. Monsters Vs Aliens)
Subsections: Gases Around Us, Solids, Liquids and how they can be separated
This unit is about rocks, soil and how underneath all surfaces there is rock. The sections the unit is divided into are; looking at rocks, grouping rocks, erosion and permeability, using rocks, rock is everywhere, different types of soil, looking at soil samples, measuring permeability of soil and testing the permeability of soil.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Time: 00:32:34 - 00:33:32
This clip shows many types of rock which are highlighted in the dialogue – volcanic rock, rubies, emeralds and diamonds. Not only does this show different types of rock, but that precious stones are also rocks and that they are found in places of volcanic activity.
This unit is about experiencing forces; compression, extension, attraction and repulsion. The section the unit is divided into are; exploring magnets, finding magnetic materials, uses of magnets, behaviour of magnets, uses of springs, compressing and stretching springs and testing elastic bands.
Time: 00:15:35 - 00:17:27
Rodney the Robot has just arrived in Robot City for the first time and he goes on the city’s transport system in order to get to Bigweld Industries. Rodney and Fender go on a rollercoaster of a ride and during their journey they stop in a spring while it compresses and are propelled when it expands. The clip could be used as an introduction to a spring topic and paused to show the workings of one. The pupils could be tested to see what is going to happen next and in what direction Rodney and Fender are going to go.
Time: 00:23:43 - 00:25:33
Rodney has just been kicked out of Bigweld Industries by the police via a magnet. On being released from the police car, Rodney is now magnetised and everything metal is attracted to him; bins, gas canisters etc. This is a good clip about magnets as it not only shows the effect of being magnetised but it also shows a range of items that are affected by magnets.
Time: 00:56:46 - 00:58:06
Fender has been taken to the ‘chop shop’ to be melted down for scrap, on the conveyor belt his foot gets caught on a spring (similar to the clip at 00:15:35). He falls off the conveyor belt but before he touches the floor the spring reaches its maximum extension, and he is sprung back up. At 00:57:59 the clip could be paused in order to ask the pupils what they think Fender will do next and why. This could be used as a plenary to test their understanding of springs.
This unit is about relating light and the formation of shadows. The sections the unit is divided into are; making shadows, sunlight and shadows, how shadows change through the day, where does the sun shine? Observing the position of the sun, showing how the earth spins, sundials, and light through different materials.
Time: 00:15:17 - 00:15:47
Spike the Rat is introducing himself to Roddy but you can’t see him, only his shadow – this clip could be shown at the start of the Light and Shadow topic as a starter and the pupils could take an educated guess as to whether Spike is bigger, smaller or the same size as the shadow. Once they know the answer they can find out at what distance from the light source Spike will have been standing in order to make a bigger shadow of him.
Time: 00:52:28 - 00:53:30
Rhino the Hamster is saving Bolt the Dog from the Dog Pound van, it’s night time and he walks past the headlights, creating a shadow. After the pupils have learnt about shadows this could be shown as a plenary or as a test to ask how close Rhino is from the light source in order to have created such a big shadow compared to his actual size.
Time: 00:14:12 - 00:16:14
Peter Pan and Tinkerbell have gone into Wendy’s room to find his shadow which Peter lost the last time he was there. Aunt Millicent comes up the stairs to check on the children sleeping when she spots what she thinks is her shadow on the wall. It is in fact Peters shadow mimicking her actions in order to not get caught. The shadow then leaves and Aunt Millicent gets startled by her own real shadow. This clip could be used as a starter near the beginning of the topic and pupils could be asked how shadows work and whether Peter losing his shadow is possible.