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


Before the Movie

Where does the water you drink at home come from?

Why do you think it’s important to turn off the water when you’re not using it?


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 0:48: Why is most of the water that covers earth of not much use to us?

Timecode 2:07: How is the growing population affecting the water supply?

Timecode 2:20: How does the U.S. differ from developing countries in terms of accessing fresh water?

Timecode 3:31: What can happen if you drink polluted water?

Timecode 4:14: How do the EPA’s strategies for combating the water crisis differ from Unicef’s?


After the Movie

Why is there a global water crisis?

What are some ways you can help combat the water crisis?


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