Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Pasteurization 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 pasteurization?

What pasteurized dairy products have you consumed today? How do you know they were pasteurized?


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 0:47: How does pasteurization affect milk?

Timecode 1:30: Why were dairy products often unsafe to consume before pasteurization?

Timecode 2:20: What is the difference between LTLT and HTST pasteurization?

Timecode 3:11: How are the three types of pasteurization alike and different?


After the Movie


Have you ever tasted unpasteurized milk? Did it taste different than pasteurized milk? How so?

Why do you think pasteurized dairy products are safer for city-dwellers in particular?


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