Dangle

Age Range: 5 - 11

Genre(s): Mystery

A man finds a rope hanging from the sky. What would you do if you made the same discovery?

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Make a list of ideas to explain where the rope came from. Who does it belong to? Why have they left it there?
  • Retell the story from the man’s point of view.
  • Write a sequel, in which the man tries to fix the broken rope.
  • Imagine that a rope has appeared in your own classroom / bedroom. What happens when you pull it?
  • Think of some questions that you would like to ask the man about what happened. How might he respond?
  • Write a newspaper article about the appearance of an unusual rope that hangs from the sky.
  • Make a list of words to describe how the rope moves when the man touches it.
  • Pause the video at different points and describe what the man might be thinking / feeling. 
  • If you discovered the rope, what would you do? Can you think of some arguments for / against pulling it (when you don’t know what it does)?

Maths

  • Estimate how long the rope might be.

Science

  • The world goes dark when the man pulls the rope. Is this possible? Can you explain your reasons using your scientific knowledge?
  • Carry out a science investigation to test the strength of different materials when objects are hung from them.

Music

  • The film doesn’t have a soundtrack. Can you compose one?

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