I used this video in my calculus class to show how math can either support or disprove a movie.
I showed this movie to my students and asked if this looked possible. One jumped up and said "No way!" while others thought it could happen. What was interesting was when I asked "Do you have proof?", as the class went silent.
The math in this movie is incredible.
Where I thought the students would go was completely the opposite of what happened. My students timed how long Kobe was in the air, we measured his height in the movie and compared it to his real height to create a scale. We used integration using gravitational pull to be -9.81m/s^2, to create a velocity and distance function. The calculus was amazing.
Whether we proved or disproved the reality is a secret I keep with me as I challenge you to give this to your students and see what they do. Just watch the movie then ask "Any questions?" I bet you will get lots. The secret is then to let them "play" with the math and the movie.
Learning is road that they must travel down themselves and we should only be guiding them not pulling them along by the hand.