Why do birds come and go with the seasons? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim explains the natural phenomenon of migration, the instinctive movement of large groups of animals. You'll learn about the three different reasons animals have for moving, and why these movements tend to take place at the same time every year. You'll also find out about other kinds of migrations, like the nomadic movement of elephants, and why locusts stay in one place till the food runs out. Find out how animals know where they're headed, when to take off, and what kind of environmental clues animals use to calibrate their internal clocks. Plus, find out why migration's not just for the birds, either! Look, the butterflies are migrating!

Migration Background Information for Teachers and Families

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about migration. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Migration. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Migration Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about migration. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Migration topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »