It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—a plane! How do those huge jumbo planes get up in the air anyway? Watch this BrainPOP movie on flight for a helpful introduction to exactly how planes fly despite their enormous weight. In the movie, Tim and Moby will teach you how the curved shape of a plane’s wings allow it to experience a force called lift; how jet engines provide the thrust that moves a plane forward; and how pilots make planes climb, dive, and turn. We’ve got everything you’ve always wanted to know about flying, so fasten your safety belt, put your seat in an upright position, and get ready to soar!
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including two online games) to explore the properties and physics of flight. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students will analyze a slideshow of the 10 best careers of the future. Students will use BrainPOP and other internet resources to research one of these careers, or design their own career based upon the most pressing 21st century needs identified in the slideshow. Each student will create an individual slide and description based on his or her selected career to create a collaborative slideshow about STEM careers of the future. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit. They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »