Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Reptiles Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie


What are some reptiles you know of?

How do you predict reptiles differ from other animals?


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 0:51: How do reptiles’ tough scales help them?

Timecode 1:14: In what ways are humans and reptiles alike?

Timecode 1:43: How do reptiles differ from humans?

Timecode 3:05: How are snakes able to swallow things that are bigger than their heads?  

Timecode 3:35: How do turtles and tortoises differ than other types of reptiles?

Timecode 4:02: Why do crocodilians have eyes and nostrils on the tops of their heads?

After the Movie


Why do humans have so many things in common with reptiles?

What is something new you learned about reptiles?


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