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Study Guide for the Movie The Core

Directions: Answer the questions as you watch the movie. You will be able to use what you write on this sheet when you take a quiz on The Core next week. 1. At what time did the man’s watch stop?

2. What also happened right around that time? List at least 2 things. a. b. 3. Where does theprofessor, Dr. Joshua Keys work?

4. When Dr. Keys got to Washington D.C., he met up with Serge. What were they shown there? 5. What did every person who died at 10:30 am have in common?

6. What do Serge and Dr. Keys think caused all the deaths?

7. What happened in Trafalgar Square, London?

8. How do birds navigate over long distances?

9. What happened in mission control just before theSpace Shuttle Endeavor was supposed to land? 10. When the shuttle reappeared on Radar, what was the problem?

11. Why does the shuttle look like it is burning up as it moves through the atmosphere? Science Movie Worksheets – 1

12. What was Rebecca worried about while she was waiting to be called in to her meeting? Why? 13. What does the man Rebecca istalking to think is going to happen to her career with the Air Force? 14. The Aurora Borealis is caused by high altitude static discharge, (from charged particles given off by the sun), what color are the Aurora Borealis lights in the sky? 15. What is the bad news that Dr. Keys and Dr. Zimsky have to give the government officials? 16. What does the Earth’s magnetic field protect us from?

17.The Earth’s rotating core and magnetic field gives us our _________________ north and south poles. 18. What fruit does Dr. Keys use to illustrate the Earth’s layers?

19. Describe the two parts of the Earth’s core. a. Inner Core – b. Outer Core – 20. Why is the Earth’s magnetic field collapsing?

21. According to Dr. Keys, what are some of the consequences of the magnetic field collapsing? a._______________ will start falling from the sky. b. Hundreds of ___________________ ______________ will be released by super magnetic storms. c. All electronics will be ________________________.

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d. ____________________ radiation will come in and ‘cook’ our planet. 22. How could the magnetic field be repaired?

23.Why does Dr. Keys think that doing this repair is impossible?

24. About what planet is the same size as our planet’s core?

25. In the Salt Flats of Utah, Dr. Braselton has been working on a “legendary ship” that uses ____________________ waves to bore a smooth hole through solid rock. 26. The matrix Dr. Braselton used to make his ship out of was made from the elements tungsten and titanium.What name did he give this alloy he created? 27. The material the ship is made of can take heat and pressure and convert it into energy to ____________________ the shielding material. 28. What job is assigned to Theodore Brad Finch, “Mr. Rat”?

29. Instead of astronauts, what will the crew of this ship be called? Why is this an appropriate name? 30. Why do YOU think the crew keeps failing on thesimulator?

31. Dr. Zimsky calculated that an explosive charge of 1000 megatons is exactly the amount needed to restart the core. If the charge is too great the core would be destabilized. What could cause Zimsky’s estimate of the amount of power needed to restart the core to be completely wrong? 32. What do YOU think this quote means: “Being a leader is not about ability, it’s aboutresponsibility…. You’re not really a leader until you’ve lost.”

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33. What happened in Rome as a result of the failing electromagnetic field?

34. The scientists decided to launch their ship into the Marianas Trench. a. What is the advantage of launching there? b. What is the risk of launching there?

35. What sort of...
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