Before the Movie

Why do we get sick? How do you think our bodies fight infection? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 1:15: What are some of your body’s first defenses against letting pathogens into your blood system? (Recall

Timecode 2:38: Why don’t we have antibodies against new germs? (Make inferences)

Timecode 3:42: Why do fewer white blood cells mean a weaker immune system? (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 Immune System topic. (Make connections)

What are some things we all can do to keep our immune system strong? (Step back)

Why were vaccines considered a major medical advance? (Reflect; Revisit goals)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Immune System Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompt.


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

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