The flu, cold sores, chicken pox - all these ailments, and plenty more, are caused by viruses. But what, exactly, is a virus, and how does it make you sick? In this BrainPOP movie on viruses, Tim and Moby explain how these tiny particles hijack your body’s cells, reproducing copies of themselves and giving you an infection. You’ll learn about the physical makeup of a virus, how viruses spread from one person to another, and some of the sicknesses caused by viruses - from simple ones like the common cold to life-threatening ones like Ebola. You’ll even find out about harmless viruses, which simply replicate and then move on!
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will use an online game to explore how 3 careers in science are interrelated. During game play, they will determine why a mysterious illness has spread and how to stop it. The role-playing allows students to discover how epidemiologists, microbiologists, and veterinarians work as a team to stop an infectious disease outbreak, root out its causes, and save the local population. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this human body lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-11, students explore how body systems work together and help humans survive when in stressful situations. Students will play a set of mini-games in which they send adrenaline to help a character run faster through the woods to escape to safety. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students take part in a hands-on activity to explore the difference between diseases, injuries, and conditions. Students then select a disease, injury, or condition that they or someone they know has been affected by and research prevention and treatment methods. They will use BrainPOP resources as well as other internet sites to develop research skills as they find, compile, and summarize information about health and raising health awareness. Finally, students will design a way to raise community awareness about their selected disease, injury, or condition, and/or a related foundation or charity. 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 »