Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Humans & the Environment Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.

Before the Movie

What are some ways you help take care of the environment?


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:09: What is one effect of burning fossil fuels?

Timecode 1:27: How does population growth affect the environment?

Timecode 1:55: Why is having trees important to our health?

Timecode 2:07: Why should we avoid using plastic?

Timecode 4:22: What are some examples of conserving? Cleaning up? Chiming in?


After the Movie

Why is it important to take care of the Earth?

Which of the three Cs do you practice? How so?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.