Before the Movie


What happens to leaves in the fall? Why do you think this happens? 

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 0:38: Why do leaves look green at the beginning of their lives? 

Timecode 0:51: Why do trees stop making chlorophyll in the fall?

Timecode 1:46: Why don’t leaves change color in some places, such as tropical rainforests?


After the Movie


Do the leaves change color where you live? Why or why not?

What are some seasonal changes you see where you live?


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Autumn Leaves Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing. Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


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