Close Encounters of the third kind(1977)

Concept featured in clip: Space exploration/ life in the universe
Location of clip: (DVD)

Summary of clip: This is a clip from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” in which extra-terrestrial life forms take a small boy. They seem to be very intelligent and know how to get into and effect the various objects in the house

Possible activities: Chalk talk on “Why should we explore the universe?”
Suggestions to teachers:

Questions after viewing:
1. How did life start on Earth, and what are the necessary ‘ingredients’ for life as we know it?
2. What is incorrect about the term ‘zero-gravity’ when it comes to orbiting planets, like satellites and the I.S.S.?
3. How could finding extra-terrestrial life in the universe affect our lives as ‘normal’ people, as well as scientists?