Before the Movie

Why do you think people get vaccines? (Make predictions)

What types of vaccines have you heard of? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 0:40: What might happen if your body isn’t ready to fight back against a germ? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 1:28: What probably happens if the leukocytes don’t recognize a germ? (Make inferences)

Timecode 3:09: What would happen if we stopped getting vaccinations? (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 Body Systems topic. (Make connections)

Why is getting vaccines important? (Draw conclusions)


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