Educator Resources for Sortify: Natural Resources

Sortify is an original BrainPOP game in which students categorize and sort information from BrainPOP movies into bins representing key concepts. With the Natural Resources data set, students can practice sorting resource tiles into bin categories such as energy sources, mineral resources, agricultural products, and recyclable products. Students earn more points when sorting tiles into bins labeled with more complex concepts, such as ocean resources and raw + finished. Students may also earn bonus points for accurately sorting all tiles into only four bins. Scores for Sortify will vary based on the combination and difficulty of the selected bins. Accruing the highest possible score indicates that a student has understood the topic enough to strategically group and categorize key concepts and ideas.

Sortify Game Lesson Ideas: An Adaptable Overview

This page provides lesson ideas for BrainPOP's Sortify game. The ideas are adaptable for any subject area and any grade level (K-12.) Learn how the Sortify game can be used as a playful assessment tool or practice activity that requires students to categorize topic-specific tiles into the bins where they belong. See more »

Human Interaction with the Environment Lesson Plan: Creating Video Documentaries

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to develop an understanding of how people impact the natural environment of different regions, as well as how the cultural make-up of a region affects how the people interact with the natural environment. Students will craft an articulate message to make the public aware of the consequences of human interaction with the environment. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Natural Resources Activities for Kids

These K-3 activities provide parents and educators with ideas for reinforcing learning at home about natural resources. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Natural Resources topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »