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


Before the Movie


What do you know about water safety?

What are some water safety tips you know about?


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 1:38: Why should beginner swimmers stay in the shallow end?

Timecode 2:11: What’s the advantage to having a swim buddy who’s at about the same level as you?

Timecode 2:37: How might lightning hurt a swimmer?

Timecode 4:01: What’s the advantage to crouching down until a low wave passes?

Timecode 5:05: How might swimming across instead of against a rip current be helpful?


After the Movie


Why is water safety so important?

Why do beaches have designated swimming areas?


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