Before the Movie:

How do you measure temperature?

What do you think are other ways of measuring temperature?


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 does Tim mean when he says there is no such thing as cold?

Timecode 1:46: When and why might scientists have created the Kelvin scale? Why isn’t it adopted for everyday use? 

Timecode 2:10: What causes wind to happen?  


After the Movie:


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


Why do you think Celsius is the most widely used temperature scale around the world? 


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