Before the Movie

What are some body systems and what do they do? (Tap prior knowledge)

What is something new you hope to learn about your body? (Set Goals)


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 1:32: Why is it hard to determine the number of organs in our body? (Make connections; Identify main idea and details)

Timecode 2:37: Why is the muscular system grouped with the skeletal system? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 3:49: What important role does the heart play in the body? (Identify main idea and details)


After the Movie

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

Why do you think it’s important for our body systems to stay healthy? (Apply new knowledge; Identify cause/effect)

What is something new you learned about body systems? (Reflect; Revisit goals)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Body Systems 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.