BrainPOP Lessons organized by Topic.
ADHD
Tim and Moby talk about dealing with hyperactivity disorders and how they differ from just being distracted, impulsive, or just plain bored.
AIDS
Tim and Moby explain how HIV attacks the immune system and causes AIDS in this BrainPOP movie.
Acne
Whether you call them zits, spots, or pimples, acne’s part of puberty! Tim and Moby show you why it happens and how to handle it.
Addiction
From tolerance to abuse to withdrawal, the truth about addiction and how it affects the mind, body, and behavior.
Adolescence
Oh those awkward teenage years, when hormones and growth spurts make us self-conscious and also—nearly!—adults.
Adulthood
Growing up means both fun and responsibility; careers, marriage and even wrinkles are part of a pretty good package!
Aging
Through puberty to adulthood and beyond, aging is a natural part of life. So what happens to your body as you grow older?
Alcohol
You probably know alcohol is a drug, and even that it’s a depressant—but learn why intoxication is particularly bad for young people.
Allergies
Hives, sneezing, runny nose? Tim and Moby are itching to teach you about allergies!
Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia can be more than being forgetful; it’s a progressive illness.
Anthrax
Learn what causes anthrax, who can get it, and what can be done about it.
Antibiotic Resistance
Don't be scared of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs"--be informed!
Appendix
Would you let Moby operate on a vestigal part of your intestine? Neither would Tim!
Asthma
Asthma can be caused by pollution, allergies, dust, or heredity. Tim and Moby help you learn how to breathe easy!
Autism
We often hear about savants and Asberger’s nowadays. Tim and Moby give you the real facts about autism.
Avian Flu
Sounds like a scary movie, with mutating viruses! Tim and Moby tell how Avian Flu can be controlled with culling, vaccines, and embargos.
Babies
From fertilization through pregnancy to birth, it takes a lot to make a person! And Moby’s got a toasty little bundle of joy. . .
Balance
There's no spin on this tale of why you may sometimes feel dizzy or nauseous—and what your ears have to do with it all!
Baseball
Tim and Moby take you out to the old ball game: Learn about the game where everyone’s running around that big diamond, trying to get home!
Basketball
There’s so much more to basketball than putting a ball through a hoop! Tim and Moby talk three-pointers and rebounds.
Bicycle Safety
Tim and Moby talk about the importance of reflectors, how to properly wear your helmet, and what those weird hand signals mean.
Blood
Plasma, marrow, wounds and clots—Yikes! Tim and Moby in a bloody movie!
Blood Glucose Meter
A simple device to help diabetic people know what’s up (or down) with their insulin and glucose levels.
Blood Pressure
Wondered about those numbers when the doctor takes your blood pressure? Here’s what diastolic and systolic mean, and why no one wants hypertension.
Blood Types
Positive or negative, A, B, or O. What’s yours? And what's a universal donor?
Body Chemistry
Tim and Moby talk about your body’s main sources of fuel, proteins and carbohydrates, and how lipids can help or hurt us.
Body Scans
Find out how X-rays and imaging help doctors diagnose disease. Plus, what’s a PET scan and does it involve your cat?
Body Weight
Body weight isn’t just a matter of being obese or not! Tim and Moby give you the skinny on nutrition, fitness, and the three body types.
Boogers
Ah, Boogers! Your nose's front line defense gives you immunity against germs and infection. Pick this one—it’s a winner!
Braces
Tim and Moby fill you in on orthodontia including overbites, crossbites, underbites and those too easily losable retainers. Brace yourself!
Brain
Tim and Moby get brainy, because from the hypothalamus to the limbic system, your cerebral system runs the show--and it’s reading this right now!
Broken Bones
Fractures, splints, and x-rays are no fun. But it's pretty cool that something as solid as bone can knit itself back together!
Bruises
Call it a contusion or just a plain old bruise, when capillaries burst you get black-and-blue (or red-and-purple). Tim and Moby explain why.
Bullying
There are many ways of picking on someone; name-calling, fighting, or simply being a big jerk. Tim and Moby walk you through bullying and how to handle it.
Burns
Learn about our delicate skin and blisters, scalding, and fires. And hang on to that potholder!
CPR
The ABCs of CPR are Air, Breathing and Circulation—but how does that work, exactly?
Caffeine
The most popular drug in the world, it’s in coffee, soda, and tea! So sit still and learn about the habit-forming stimulant caffeine. Seriously, sit still!
Cancer
A frightening disease, but medical science is making strides: Tim and Moby teach you about MRIs, tumors, radiation and carcinogens. And kids—don’t smoke!
Carbohydrates
Carbs get a bad rap! Just avoid sugary foods and eat high fiber carbohydrates from fruit and whole grains. Tim and Moby tell you why.
Cell Specialization
Cell Specialization sounds pretty complicated. But once you learn the difference between eukaryotic and prokaryotic, you’ll practically be a specialist yourself!
Cells
Did you know your body has building blocks? They’re your cells! Learn about organelles and membranes, plus how big cells can get—over one meter long?!
Cerebral Palsy
Tim and Moby talk about Cerebral Palsy, a muscular disease caused by lesions in the brain.
Chicken Pox
A chicken pox on both your houses! Learn about the classic childhood itchy disease, and why you’re a lot less likely to get it than your parents were.
Circulatory System
Your heart’s an engine that’s driving blood out to all of your veins and arteries right now. But what gets blood back to the heart?
Conflict Resolution
Learn how to resolve your differences with negotiation and compromise, and why it's a bad thing to always get your way.
Cyberbullying
Don't be a cyberbully! Learn about good digital citizenship, and how to deal with computer harassment.
DNA
DNA is your body’s blueprint, and no one’s got chromosomes quite like you--unless you have a clone! Ooh, do you?
Death
No point in being scared because (as any mummy will tell you), it’s part of life! And who knows what the afterlife holds?
Diabetes
Too much blood sugar isn’t good! Learn about diet, weight, insulin, and diabetes.
Digestive System
Tummy rumbling? Find out how digestion happens, and what nutrients, saliva, and enzymes do for you!
Dreams
Like movies of your subconscious, mixed in with a little wish-fulfillment and some weird neural noise!
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Tim and Moby discuss the symptoms, effects, and treatments of this progressive muscular condition.
Dyslexia
Millions have lived with the reading disorder dyslexia, including some of the greatest artists and thinkers in the world!
Eating Disorders
The causes and treatment of this devastating psychological condition which leads to starvation, binging, and purging.
Ebola
A deadly virus that's difficult to spread
Endocrine System
Hello, Hormones! Learn about the body system that governs growth, energy, and all sorts of cellular activity.
Ethics
Learn about what ethics and ethical dilemmas are, and how to make good decisions in tough situations.
Eyes
Just look at how pupils, lenses, and irises enable us to see the beauty in the world--including that piece of chocolate cake!
Faces
Eyes, noses, mouths, skin--we’ve all got ‘em! But have you ever thought about how much our faces say about who we are?
Fats
Do you know which fats are healthy, and which aren’t? Put down those chips, grab some (unbuttered) popcorn and watch this movie!
Fetal Development
All the steps of a baby’s development, from fertilization to zygote to embryo. And it all begins with one single cell.
First Aid
We’re not applying pressure, but why not learn what a first aid kit contains and how to deal with cuts, scrapes, and more serious injuries?
Fitness
Breaking a sweat can make you look good, control your weight, and improve your health.
Flu and Flu Vaccine
How can a shot keep you healthy? Learn about the flu vaccine, and who should get it.
Food Safety
Refrigeration, pasteurization and expiration dates: Don't be chicken, learn how to keep your food safe!
Football
Fumbling by the goalpost? Kick-off by learning the basics of American football!
Gender Determination
Did you know your gender is determined at the moment of fertilization? Learn how!
Genetic Mutations
Some are good, some are bad--but genetic mutations are powerful changes deep within a body’s chromosomal blueprint.
Genetics
Hair, teeth, height--even those pesky allergies! Learn how all of these are part of your genetic inheritance.
Growth
Hormones plus maturation equals growth! Learn all about how you grew from a tiny baby to the hugely fabulous person you are today.
Hair
You’ve heard of blonde, brunette, and redhead. But what's vellum? And follicles? Get the 411 on those lustrous locks of yours!
Headaches
From tension headaches to migraines, discover where headache pain actually originates. (It may not be from where you thought!)
Hearing
What? Did you know sound travels, and that the eardrum is a lot like a regular drum? Listen up and learn all about our sense of sound.
Heart
Be still, my fluttering heart! Or rather--don’t. A movie on how this major muscle is always beating, helping blood to circulate through your whole body.
Heredity
Ever wonder why you look like your parents? Find out how dominant and recessive genetic traits work, and what peas have to do with it all!
Hiccups
BOO! Everybody’s got a cure, but what’s the cause? Spasms in your diaphragm! Tim and Moby explain.
Homeostasis
Whenever you sweat, shiver, or get a fever, that’s homeostasis at work! Learn about how we warm-blooded animals stay cool.
Hormones
Wondering why you don’t look quite the way you used to? Might be those hormones kicking in for puberty, changing everything from height to hair to body shape!
Human Body
Step right up! Learn how the amazing human body grows, moves, senses the world, circulates blood, stands strong, and knows when to scream for ice cream.
Immune System
Before your next “Achoo!” Learn about white blood cells, antibodies and how vaccines work. Your body's lookin' out for you!
Infancy
Drooling, teething, and oof--those diapers! Discover the mini-milestones infants go through every day.
Joints
The Hip Bone’s connected to the Leg Bone. . .but how? Find out how your bones move thanks to joints, and the difference between movable and immovable joints.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Arthritis doesn’t only affect grandparents; JIA is an autoimmune form of the disease that affects people up to 16 years old.
Lyme Disease
From the dangers of deer ticks to info about the “Bull’s Eye” rash--learn about Lyme Disease and how to enjoy summer without it.
Lymphatic System
Learn the mysterious workings of the lymphatic system, a special network of vessels, nodes, and organs that transports nutrients throughout your body. It’s a wild ride!
Metabolism
Catabolic, Anabolic, and Chloroblasts! No, not the names of Moby’s cousins, but a movie about the metabolism, the chemical reactions that allow all cells to function.
Motherhood
Learn about what goes on in a woman’s body as a baby develops inside her womb. And why’s it called morning sickness, when it can happen all day long? Not fair!
Multiple Sclerosis
Learn about this unpredictable autoimmune disorder, its symptoms, and what people are doing to help find a cure!
Muscles
Flex those abs, pecs, and triceps--but watch out for cramps! All about our muscles, how they work and what powers them.
Nails
Scratch the surface of this movie and learn about your finger and toe nails! Why you shouldn’t bite ‘em, what they allow you to do, and how much they grow in a year.
Nervous System
It helps you tickle, itch, and recoil! Don’t get nervous about this movie--learn how the nervous system coordinates all your actions.
Neurons
These brain transmitters are like organic wires, carrying thoughts and senses around your body!
Nutrition
Feeding your body empty calories is like trying to fuel a car with mud! Learn the hows and whys of a balanced diet, from proteins to carbs to vegetables.
Obesity
Explore the roles that diet, physical activity, and genetics play in the obesity crisis, and learn the choices you can make to stay healthy. (Mmm, grapes!)
Olympics
What happens every four years, involves bronze, silver, and gold medals, and is loads of fun? Why, the Olympics, of course! Learn about this international pursuit of excellence.
Organic Food
No hormones, radiation or genetic modification--but is organic food actually healthier? Tim and Moby chew the subject over.
Pasteurization
Watch this movie and don’t cry over unspoilt, pasteurized milk! And if pasteurization kills bacteria and germs, what’s ultrapasteurization?
Peak Flow Meter
Don’t gasp! Instead, learn all about peak flow meters, inhalers that calm your lungs and help control asthma.
Peer Pressure
We all want to be popular, but there's a difference between friendship and conforming. Learn how to cope when the pressure’s on.
Period
Dealing with periods, cramps, and the menstrual cycle doesn't have to be difficult, not if Cassie and Rita have anything to say about it!
Puberty
Taller, hairier, and oh so hormonal! Tim and Moby take us through the wild maturing time known as puberty.
RNA
Say hello to DNA’s little friend - RNA! Learn about the similarities the two share and how they work together to communicate with cells and create complex molecules like proteins.
Reproductive System
A movie about how reproduction, and the seminal tale of when sperm meets egg and fertilization ensues. Hey, it happened to you!
Respiratory System
How does oxygen get from the air outside our bodies into our bloodstream? Through the good ol’ respiratory system! Tim and Moby talk trachea and lungs.
SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was a pandemic of the last decade--so what the heck is a coronavirus, and how do we avoid it?
Salt
Whether you call it sodium chloride or Sel de Mer, it gives life--and a tomato!-- its savor. Tim and Moby talk about this mineral and the interesting role it plays in health and in human history.
Scoliosis
Everybody’s spine curves a little bit, but some kids’ backbones curve too much. Learn about scoliosis, its detection and treatment.
Skeleton
Tibula, fibular, and vertebrae: The skeletal bones might not be unbreakable, but they sure keep us connected! No ribbing, you can learn about your skeletal system in this movie.
Skin
Your epidermis is showing! Also your pores, flesh, maybe some zits. . .get the skinny on skin from Tim and Moby.
Sleep
Ah, to sleep--perchance to dream, sleepwalk, snore, maybe drool a little! Tim and Moby walk you through nighttime Zzzzzzzz’s.
Smallpox
A pox upon this virus! It caused ongoing epidemics--So who came up with the vaccination, and how did that change the world?
Smell
Get a whiff of this movie about the important olfactory gland, one of our most powerful and evocative senses!
Smoking
Just. . .don’t. Not because we say so, but because choosing lung and throat cancer, emphysema, and addiction is the opposite of cool.
Soccer
Tim and Moby pitch a movie about the most popular sport in the world--Soccer! (Known as football to folks outside of the U.S.) Get the info on everything from FIFA to the World Cup.
Spinal Cord
Tim and Moby ride the highway between your your brain and your peripheral nervous system--the spinal cord!
Stem Cells
Tim and Moby talk about Stem cells, unspecialized cells which continue to divide and give rise to specialized cells, which can be used to cure different diseases! But is it right?
Steroids
There's been lots in the news about steroid abuse, from high school athletes to professional sports. Find out what these drugs do and why they're so dangerous.
Stress
Learn how your mind and body respond to nervousness and anxiety, and what you can do to relax those jitters.
Substance Abuse
Have you ever wondered how drug abuse leads to addiction? And how drugs affect your body and mind? Get the low-down on why drug use is such a bad idea.
Sun Protection
Don't get burned--learn about melanin, UV rays, and sunblock. (Or you could fake tan, but you might end up as orange as Moby!)
Swine Flu
Get the facts about the swine flu virus: What it is, how an outbreak spreads, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Taste
Life would be bitter--not sweet--without our sense of taste. Tim and Moby talk about our tastebuds and tell you what on earth umami is!
Teeth
Take a bite out of this movie on teeth and dental care--then floss and brush, baby--floss and brush!
Touch
All the sensations you experience, from a tickle to a sting! Tim and Moby help you feel your way around the sense of touch.
Twins
Whether identical or fraternal, having a twin would be a pretty cool thing. But how do twins happen--and which one gets the top bunk?
Urinary System
We all pee, but why? Tim and Moby explain the urinary system and how your kidneys and bladder work.
Vaccines
Yeah, shots aren’t fun, but neither are smallpox, flu, or polio. Learn about what vaccines are and why we’re so lucky to have these injections in our lives.
Viruses
They're like a scary movie where something gets inside you and starts to replicate! What makes these uninvited guests tick, and how to fight them off?
Vision Problems
Whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, at some point we all need an opthamologist. Learn about the windows to your soul, how eyes work, and how to take care of them!
Voice
High-pitched soprano or low-pitched bass, singing is fun. Talking's not so bad either, and Moby just loves to Beep! Learn why we sound the way we do.
West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is a disease spread by mosquito bites. But don’t get scared--get educated! Watch this movie and remember to use your mosquito repellent.