Educator Resources for Chickenpox

What the heck is a chickenpox anyway? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to this classic childhood illness, explaining who gets it, and why that number is shrinking. Learn to recognize the symptoms of chickenpox, including the classic warning sign that’s often described as a “dew drop on a rose petal.” Identify the stages of the illness, and find out when you become contagious--and when it’s safe to be around people again. Finally, you’ll discover why chickenpox can sometimes be dangerous, and how some people can get it more than once. Whatever you do, don’t scratch!