Before the Movie:


What do you know about penguins?

What do you want to know about penguins?


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 1:02: Why might hollow bones be a disadvantage for an aquatic bird?

Timecode 1:41: How have penguins evolved to be successful predators in the ocean?

Timecode 2:40: How does a penguin’s black and white colors help keep it safe from predators?  


After the Movie:


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


Why is living as part of a colony safer for penguins? 


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