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


Before the Movie


Why do you think sleep is important? 

How do you feel when you don’t get enough sleep? 

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 0:41: What happens to your body when you go to sleep? 

Timecode 0:51: What does your brain do when you sleep? 

Timecode 1:08: Why might some animals hibernate? 

Timecode 1:23: In what way is sleep a trancelike state?

Timecode 1:46: Describe what can happen if you miss a night or two of sleep. 

Timecode 2:43: What is the difference between NREM and REM sleep? 

Timecode 3:05: What are some theories about why people dream? 

Timecode 3:36 : Why is it important to get a good night’s sleep? 


After the Movie


What is one thing that surprised you about sleep? 

What steps might you take to ensure that you are getting a good night’s sleep? 


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