Before the Movie

What do you know about climate change? (Tap prior knowledge)

How do you think climate change affects weather? (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 2:34: How do fossil fuels influence climate change? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 3:21: What are two ways protecting our forests can fight climate change? (Identify problem/solution)

Timecode 4:50: How might rising sea levels cause problems for coastal cities? (Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie

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

What are some ways your family conserves energy? Can you think of any more strategies? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Climate Change 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.