Ever hear the phrase ‘Like father like son?’ In this BrainPOP movie on heredity, Tim and Moby will teach you all about how you inherit your looks, height, size and chemical make-up from your parents! You’ll also meet 19th century scientist Gregor Mendel, who used short and tall pea plants to study heredity, and British mathematician Reginald Punnett, whose Punnett Square lets you predict what you would get if you crossed a tall plant with a short plant. If you’ve always wanted to know why you’re taller than your parents, or why you have blue eyes when your parents have brown eyes, then check this movie out!
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online game to play the role of an oncologist who must identify and treat cancerous tumors in patients. In addition to to furthering science and health understandings (including key vocabulary terms related to cancer and oncology), students will practice finding the main idea of a conversation and develop critical thinking skills. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this genetics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the genetic information that is contained in the chromosomes of each cell. Students will use an online interactive game to analyze changes in traits that can occur over several generations. Students will also determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype and provide evidence of how biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species on Earth today. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (along with print, web, and/or community resources) to explore one area of health, fitness, or nutrition. Students will learn about the contributing factors in the obesity epidemic and identify how lifestyle choices can contribute to or prevent weight and health problems. Students will then create a public service announcement (PSA) to teach others about the importance of making good choices and staying healthy. 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 »