Watch a clown struggling to balance on a beam. She tries to step along the plank but falls off. Students learn the importance of following instructions, shown in text form on the screen, when the clown successfully completes the challenge.
This clip could be used to explore sequences, and how important it is to give clear instructions in the right order. Once the clip has been watched in its entirety, students could go back to the beginning and watch the first part, where the actress is unable to balance. Using their knowledge of the instructions, students could discuss what she is doing wrong and what she should do differently. What would happen if the instructions were mixed-up? Would she still be able to balance properly? They could be given a set of jumbled-up instructions to sort into the correct order.