Want to meet one of the great minds of the chemistry world? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explore the life of Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term 'radioactivity.' You'll learn about Madame Curie's early days, from her humble beginnings in Poland, to her professorship at the Sorbonne, where she met her future husband, Pierre. You'll also find about her experiments with the mineral pitchblende, and how she came to extract radium and polonium from it. Watch and learn why Marie Curie's explanation for radioactivity was such a breakthrough in the scientific community. You'll enjoy getting to know the life and science of this two-time Nobel Prize winner!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of historical figures. Students will research their selected historical figure, create a "Who Am I?" bag of clues about their figure, and invite classmates to deduce which historical figure they researched. 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 to explore how women's rights have evolved throughout history. Students will select an important woman in history and identify key accomplishments in her life, then share research findings through a presentation and/or web 2.0 tools. 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 »