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


Before the Movie


What do you know about cloning? 

What do you hope to learn about cloning?


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 0:29: Based on the animation, what do you think it means to clone something? 

Timecode 0:53: In what way is DNA like a blueprint?

Timecode 1:35: Why is Dolly a clone of sheep #2 and not the other two sheep involved in the cloning process?

Timecode 1:54: How was cloning Dolly different than cloning salamanders in the 1920s? 



After the Movie


Why might there be a higher than normal rate of diseases and deformities in animal clones?

Why do you think there are there ethical concerns about cloning humans?  


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