Before the Movie:

 

Describe a bird you’ve seen. (Tap prior knowledge)

Why do you think birds are able to fly? (Predict

 

 

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 0:53: How does being endothermic allow birds to survive in very cold places? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 1:36:  In what ways are birds’ bodies built for flight? (Explain)

Timecode 2:56: How is airplane flight similar to bird flight? (Compare/contrast)

 

After the Movie:

 

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Birds topic. (Make connections)

What is the most impressive fact you learned about birds? Explain. (Reflect)

 

BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Birds 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.

Before the Movie:

 

Describe a bird you’ve seen. (Tap prior knowledge)

Why do you think birds are able to fly (Predict

 

 

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 0:53: How does being endothermic allow birds to survive in very cold places? (Identify cause/effect)
Timecode 1:36:  In what ways are birds’ bodies built for flight? (Explain)

Timecode 2:56: How is airplane flight similar to bird flight? (Compare/contrast)

 

After the Movie:

 

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Birds topic. (Make connections)

 

What navigational abilities do birds have that humans don’t? How do we make up for it?  (Compare/contrast)

 

What is the most impressive fact you learned about birds? Explain. (Reflect)

 

BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Birds 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.

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