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


Before the Movie

Where have you heard about or seen wildfires?

What do you think causes wildfires?


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 2:11: Why are wildfires more likely to happen in dry climates? 

Timecode 3:00:  In what way do ecosystems depend on wildfires?

Timecode 3:41:  How do you think that climate change might cause wildfires?


After the Movie


Why is it important to have an emergency plan if you live somewhere prone to wildfires?  

What can you do to help prevent wildfires?


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