Before the Movie:

Why do you think hot things, like food, cool down? (Predict)
What do you think causes a cup of coffee to cool down if you leave it out? (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 3:36: Why do your hands get warm when you hold a hot cup of coffee? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 4:25: What is one reason heat loss is minimized in a thermos? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 6:06: How does boiling water display convection current? (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 Heat Transfer topic. (Make connections)

How does a thermos keep beverages hot or minimize heat transfer? (Explain

How are conduction, convection, and radiation alike and different? (Compare and contrast)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Heat Transfer 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.