Goods and Services

What are goods and services? In this movie, you’ll learn about goods, which are things that are made or grown, and services, which are work someone does for someone else. Producers make goods or offer services, and consumers buy goods or services. You'll explore how producers and consumers work with each other to do business and how supply and demand are related.

Needs and Wants Lesson Plan: Exploring Basic Economics

Lesson Plan Summary In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify the things that humans need in order to survive. Students will explore the difference between a need and a want, analyze examples of goods and services, and distinguish between producers and consumers. Students then create a poster that relates these concepts to their real lives. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Goods and Services Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about economics and goods and services. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Goods and Services. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Goods and Services Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about economics and goods and services. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Goods and Services topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »
  • Sandy Bader

    I like the bean activity to demonstrate supply and demand. I plan to do that with my students.