BrainPOP

Chicken Pox

What the heck is a chicken pox anyway? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to this classic childhood illness, explaining who gets it, and why that number is shrinking. Learn to recognize the symptoms of chicken pox, including the classic warning sign that’s often described as a “dew drop on a rose petal.” Identify the stages of the illness, and find out when you become contagious--and when it’s safe to be around people again. Finally, you’ll discover why chicken pox can sometimes be dangerous, and how some people can get it more than once. Whatever you do, don’t scratch!

Learn More:

How did a kid in my class get chicken pox? What is it?

How many days do you have to stay home from school if you catch chicken pox?

Why do we only get chicken pox once?