Before the Movie:


What do you know about cancer? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you hope to learn about cancer? (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 2:29: How do tumors form? (Identify cause/effect, Identify sequence)

Timecode 3:23: Why is cancer more likely to occur in older people? (Draw conclusions)

Timecode 4:11: What are some treatments for cancer, and what are their side effects? (Recall)


After the Movie:


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


How might understanding cancer help alleviate fears of it? (Draw conclusions)


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