Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
 
Concept featured in clip:Lightning characteristics/ effects
Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 9: Planning a Southern Wedding: fast-forward to part where Melanie and her friends are in the airport after their plane lands and watch for ~2 min 15 seconds



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Summary of clip: Melanie and her friends visit the 'Depp South Glass' Showroom, restaurant, and glassware shop. Melanie describes what happens to sand when it's struck by lightning. From the clip you see many different items that can be made from glass blowing the glass aftermath of lightning striking sand.
Connection of flickclip to the concept: This flickclip shows what happens to sand when it's struck by lightning: it turns to glass that can be dug up and then glass blown into many shapes, sizes, and especially the hand blown glasses as seen in the clip. This clip could create discussions of what lightning is capable of and the characteristics of lightning.
Suggestions to teachers:

1. Prior to watching clip: make a list of all the characteristics of lightning (i.e. what it is, what it does to objects it hits, what it can cause, what types of destruction it causes, etc) to get students thinking about lightning.

2. Prior to watching clip: Ask them if there are any positive effects of lightning?

3. After watching clip: Ask question #2 again and go over the list to change or add new things found through the clip.

4. Discuss lightning characteristics, properties, and effects.