Before the Movie

What have you seen or read about water pollution?

What do you think might cause water pollution?


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 0:54: What might happen to water that is overloaded with foreign materials?

Timecode 1:41: How is thermal pollution different from chemical pollution? How is it similar?

Timecode 2:09: Why is a sufficient oxygen supply crucial for keeping water clean?


After the Movie

How can your family or community help to reduce water pollution? 


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Water Pollution Topic Page to your class before watching the movie. 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.