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

Before the Movie

What do you know about the ocean?

What types of plants and animals do you think you’d find in the ocean?


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 0:56: How are oceans and seas alike? How do they differ?

Timecode 1:14: In what ways are oceans integral to life on Earth?

TImecode 1:33: How does ocean water become fresh water?

Timecode 2:24: What effect do monsoon winds have on India and Southeast Asia?


After the Movie

Which of the five oceans is closest to where you live? Which is the furthest away?

If you could visit any of the oceans, which would it be and why?


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