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Math Game Challenge: Lure of the Labyrinth

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This spring, we told you about a national math challenge for middle schoolers run by The MIT Education Arcade and supported by BrainPOP. Between April 1st and June 15th, nearly 1,000 teachers and othe...
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STEM Teacher Corps Announced

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Last week, President Obama announced plans for a STEM teacher Corps to recognize and reward leading teachers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas. Recognizing the impor...
Sally Ride

RIP Sally Ride

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The world lost a true pioneer yesterday. Sally Ride, who flew through space in 1983, died of pancreatic cancer. Though most well known as an astronaut, watch the BrainPOP animation to learn more about...

Earth Awareness Lesson Plan: What’s Your Cause?

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In this Earth Awareness lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students choose an area of environmental interest that is relevant to them and use BrainPOP resources to explore the topic in-de...

Order of Operations Lesson Plan: Math Skills Bingo

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In this Order of Operations lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to learn how to apply the order of operations when computing with whole numbers, excluding a...

Money Mania Lesson Plan: Value of Quarters, Dimes, Nickels, and Pennies

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny. Students will explore the value of each coin and count them,...

Metric vs. Customary Units Lesson Plan: Which Should You Use?

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In this metric vs. customary units lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the differences between metric and customary units of measurement. Student...

Measuring Liquids Lesson Plan: Cups, Pints, Quarts, and Gallons

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In this multi-day measuring liquids lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the standard measures that are used to describe capacity. Students wi...

Making Sense with Cents Lesson Plan: Understanding the Value of Coins

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Students will identify and state the value of coins and app...

Woodwind Instrument Lesson Plan: Make Your Own Instrument

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify characteristics of woodwind instruments. Students then create and play their own original woodwi...