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


Before the Movie


Why is it important to conserve energy?

What do you think is the difference between anon-renewable and renewable energy resource?


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 0:48: What are some examples of renewable energy sources?

Timecode 1:18: What is climate change?

Timecode 2:05: Why would dirty filters bump up the cost of heating or cooling a house?

Timecode 2:35: Why is it important to unplug most appliances?

Timecode 3:25: What other problem does recycling also help solve? How?


After the Movie


What are some ways you and your family try to conserve energy?

What would happen if we ran out of fossil fuels tomorrow?  


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