Before the Movie:


Where have you seen fireworks? Describe what they were like.

What do you hope to learn about fireworks? 


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 1:04: Why do sparklers and traditional fireworks combust differently?

Timecode 1:41: What kind of education might you need to be a fireworks designer? 

Timecode 2:40: What are some other ways careless use of fireworks could be dangerous?


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Fireworks Topic.


Why are fireworks used in so many public holiday celebrations? 


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