Before the Movie

Why do offspring in all species often look like one or both of their parents? (Tap prior knowledge)

Why do flowers need bees to reproduce? (Identify problem/solution)


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 1:30: How do strawberries differ from flowers in how they reproduce? (Compare and contrast

Timecode 3:00: What are some of the benefits of sexual reproduction for an organism versus asexual reproduction? (Identify key details; Compare/contrast)

Timecode 4:11: How is biodiversity dependent on genetic variation? (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 Sexual Reproduction topic. (Make connections)

How can we determine which traits are inherited and which are behavioral? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Sexual Reproduction 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.