So much is made of plastic — from the fibers in polyester clothing to computer mouse and keyboard you’re using right now. In this BrainPOP movie on plastics, Tim and Moby will teach you about more than just the uses of these substances — you’ll learn about their physical and chemical properties, too. You'll also find out about the history of plastics, from the rubber balls that the ancient Mayans used, through the vulcanized rubber developed in the late 19th century, to the polymers you can find almost anywhere today. There’s a future in plastics — so catch it right here!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore recycling, pollution and their effects on the earth. They will also explain the importance of recycling on a daily basis, and create and maintain a recycling bin for daily recycling. 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 »