Before the Movie:


Have you ever had a virus? Describe how felt.? (Tap prior knowledge)

How do you think you caught the last virus you had? (Identify cause/effect)


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 0:34: Why does Tim say the human body is a great home for viruses? (Make inferences)

Timecode 1:17: What happens after a virus attaches itself to a cell? (Identify sequence of events)

Timecode 2:30: How can viruses spread? How can they spread from animals to people? (Recall information)



After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Virus topic. (Make connections)


What could you do to protect yourself or others against a virus?  (Reflect)


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