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

Before the Movie

What foods do you think are high in carbohydrates?

What do you hope to learn about carbohydrates?


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 0:37: How does your body use carbohydrates?

Timecode 1:03: What’s the difference between glucose and sucrose?

Timecode 1:39: How are starches and fiber alike? How do they differ?

Timecode 2:14: Which types of carbs should you avoid and why?

Timecode 2:33: How does fiber help prevent spikes in blood sugar?

Timecode 6:32: What is the role of the National Park Service?

After the Movie

Why are processed foods bad for your body?

What foods do you eat that contain carbohydrates? Which should you avoid and why?


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