Why do women get periods? In this BrainPOP movie, Cassie and Rita fill you in on all the different stages of a woman’s menstrual cycle. You’ll learn about the ovaries and the thousands of eggs they contain, how the changing hormones in a girl’s body prompt one of these eggs to become mature every 28 days. You’ll also find out what ovulation is, and how the lining of the uterus contributes to a woman’s period. If you’ve been wondering how periods work - whether you’re just curious or too shy to ask - this is the movie for you!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students identify urban legends surrounding the reproductive system, adolescence, and/or personal health. Students then use BrainPOP and other online resources to independently or collaboratively research the urban legends and prove each one as either true or false. 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 »