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The technology that will let you build factory-quality products in your own home!
Learn about 1960s folk and protest music, and musicians like Dylan and Seeger!
Explore every wrinkle of Madeleine L'Engle's classic science fiction tale.
Tim and Moby talk about dealing with hyperactivity disorders and how they differ from just being distracted, impulsive, or just plain bored.
Tim and Moby explain how HIV attacks the immune system and causes AIDS in this BrainPOP movie.
Meet Abraham Lincoln, the Illinois boy who became the 16th President of the United States, and was known as the Great Emancipator!
Use a numberline, determine the distance from zero, and decide on positive or negative! Tim and Moby teach you about Absolute Value.
Mass, force, weight: This speedy animated movie gives you velocity on the rules governing acceleration and deceleration!
Why do acids eat through metal? Why does dishwashing liquid have a high pH? Tim and Moby talk acids and bases, ions and lemons.
Whether you call them zits, spots, or pimples, acne’s part of puberty! Tim and Moby show you why it happens and how to handle it.
Cells need nourishment, too! Tim and Moby introduce you to active transport, where substances move through gaps in a cell membrane.
Meet Ada Lovelace, British mathematician and the first computer programmer!
Don't be all laissez-faire! It's in your self-interest to meet the inventor of modern economics.
From tolerance to abuse to withdrawal, the truth about addiction and how it affects the mind, body, and behavior.
Tim and Moby add up the two parts of a fraction, the numerator and the denominator.
Add some integers here, subtract some integers there…Tim and Moby show you how!
Learn how helpful, descriptive adjectives tell us more about plain old nouns!
Oh those awkward teenage years, when hormones and growth spurts make us self-conscious and also—nearly!—adults.
The fascist dictator and fuhrer of the Nazis, Hitler started World War II and had a hugely tragic effect on the twentieth century.
Growing up means both fun and responsibility; careers, marriage and even wrinkles are part of a pretty good package!
They beautifully describe verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, nouns, and even whole sentences!
It’s no mystery why she’s the best-selling novelist of all time.
Through puberty to adulthood and beyond, aging is a natural part of life. So what happens to your body as you grow older?
How did domesticating plants and animals lead to a far more stable food supply? The agricultural revolution was a big step forward for us all!
Cough, cough! Tim and Moby talk smog, soot, and CO2, plus show how to develop Earth awareness.
Airbags in cars reduce injuries in accidents, but how do they work? And why do you still need your seatbelt? Learn the truth from Tim and Moby!
Grab your passport, and don’t forget to take off your shoes before getting x-rayed! TIm and Moby walk you through airport security.
Tim and Moby introduce you to the Nobel-winning scientist Albert Einstein, the physicist who revolutionized our understanding of space and time.
You probably know alcohol is a drug, and even that it’s a depressant—but learn why intoxication is particularly bad for young people.
There's life on that thar pond! Tim and Moby discuss algae, photosynthesis, and chlorophyll, plus algae's environmental impact.
Unless you’re watching sci-fi, it’s awfully hard to find an E.T. Tim and Moby learn why searching for extraterrestrial intelligence is so difficult.
Hives, sneezing, runny nose? Tim and Moby are itching to teach you about allergies!
Dementia can be more than being forgetful; it’s a progressive illness.
Take off with Amelia Earhart, the most famous aviatrix of all time, whose last flight remains a mystery.
The original Americans were Native Americans! Whether Navajo, Cherokee, or Mohawk, their rich culture was cruelly overwhelmed by European settlers.
Our founding fathers penned a declaration that changed human rights, then Colonial underdogs took on the biggest empire in the world: England!
Learn the life-cycle of amphibians, those super-adaptable creatures that include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Ribbit!
Tim and Moby talk about the technology that records sound: Cds, mp3s, even cassette tapes!
“Old Hickory” increased presidential powers and was the first self-made man to become president, but his Indian Removal Act and belief in slavery make him a complicated figure.
Learn about the difference between acute, obtuse, and right angles.
Why is Anne’s diary about a Jewish girl during WWII such an important book? Find out!
Learn what causes anthrax, who can get it, and what can be done about it.
Don't be scared of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs"--be informed!
What’ll you have on your bagel—lox or locks? Tim and Moby will teach you about grammar, pronunciation, and how words relate!
Are ants pests, or fascinating escoskeletal insects with a complex social network of drones and workers? Moby knows the answer!
Learn about Nelson Mandela and the history of South Africa's discriminatory laws.
Houston, we have a movie! Find out about space exploration and the lunar landing as Tim and Moby introduce you to NASA’s famous Apollo Project.
Would you let Moby operate on a vestigal part of your intestine? Neither would Tim!
Creepy crawly arachnids are super cool! Spiders, tics and scorpions all belong to this group of arthropods--but who spins silk and who shoots venom?
You want Architecture? We’ve got Modern, Renaissance, Gothic, Tudor--so how do you like your buildings?
Tim and Moby show you how to find the area of polygons like triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and. . what? Tim and Moby introduce you to all five branches of the American Armed Forces, and march you through their jobs and histories.
Learn how the United States was governed before the Constitution was written!
Some creatures clone themselves to reproduce their genes. Mitosis and budding are cool, but just get a load of limb regeneration!
Ever hear of the Industrial Revolution? If you have, then you MUST know about the assembly line! Put this movie on your conveyer belt and learn more.
Tim and Moby introduce you to the associative property of addition and multiplication, a form of grouping which simplifies algebra problems.
A shooting star may have wiped out the dinosaurs!? Find out more about the space rocks known as asteroids.
Asthma can be caused by pollution, allergies, dust, or heredity. Tim and Moby help you learn how to breathe easy!
Democracy, drama, and the Olympics! Learn about the ancient city-state of Athens, Greece, where much of the culture we take for granted today was invented!
Tim and Moby discuss how electrons and neutrons were discovered, what atoms are made of, and how long it took to create an atomic model!
Atoms are everything! Tim and Moby introduce you to atoms, which contain all the elements in the universe, and to the concepts of atomic number and atomic mass.
We often hear about savants and Asberger’s nowadays. Tim and Moby give you the real facts about autism.
Autumn leaves are more than than just pretty foliage: Learn why deciduous leaves change color in this animated movie!
Tim and Moby discuss the terrible power of avalanches, snowy natural disasters caused by opposing forces of stress and strength.
Sounds like a scary movie, with mutating viruses! Tim and Moby tell how Avian Flu can be controlled with culling, vaccines, and embargos.
Tim and Moby lead you into the Valley of Mexico for a look at the powerful Mesoamerican civilization, and how the conquistuadors engineered their fall.
From fertilization through pregnancy to birth, it takes a lot to make a person! And Moby’s got a toasty little bundle of joy. . .
When summer’s over and it's time to hit the books, Tim and Moby’s helpful tips can make the transition a little easier.
Microscopic bacterium exist everywhere--even on our bodies! Learn how these microorganisms can be good or harmful.
There's no spin on this tale of why you may sometimes feel dizzy or nauseous—and what your ears have to do with it all!
Do you have interest in more money? Tim and Moby take you through banking basics, like deposits and withdrawals, and the difference between cash and capital.
Yes, we can talk about Obama, the Hawaiian-born 44th President and former Chicago community leader who became the first African-American elected to the office.
Tim and Moby take you out to the old ball game: Learn about the game where everyone’s running around that big diamond, trying to get home!
You may think that chance is just a roll of the dice, but what are the odds you'll like the outcome? Learn how to calculate and express basic probability.
There’s so much more to basketball than putting a ball through a hoop! Tim and Moby talk three-pointers and rebounds.
Cave-dwelling, fruit-eating mammals with a bad vampire rep! Is it true? Learn about the echolations of our bat-pals.
An energizing nine-volt convo about the relevant parts of a battery, from anode to electrolyte.
It can be learned, instinctive, reflexive or conditioned, but when is it good or bad? Tim and Moby talk behavior.
The famed inventor who was also a Founding Father, a scientist, and a diplomat. It takes a lot to get on the $100 bill--ask Tim and Moby!
Tim and Moby talk about the importance of reflectors, how to properly wear your helmet, and what those weird hand signals mean.
The universe wasn't always here. Learn the scientific explanation of how it came to be in this animated movie!
See how a saxaphone-playing poor boy from Arkansas defied the odds to become the 42nd President of the United States!
Ten amendments to the constitution you’ll hear a lot of shouting about! Learn about each of the 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights, and discover who interprets them nowadays.
Learn how computers count, and how to read or create numbers using the binary system. Zero in on this one!
Learn about cleaner-burning, entirely renewable fuels!
Discover what makes a biography, and learn the source of memoirs--the writer’s life!
Ah, to have the wings of a dove! Learn all about birds and how they fly in this Tim and Moby movie.
You’re right, it’s not something you want for your birthday. This pandemic outbreak caused by a plague of rats changed society in the Middle Ages.
Think your school day is long? Try living in a black hole, dense places in space where gravity prevents even light from escaping!
I audioblog, you videoblog, we all kinds of blog for weblogs! But how to practice good digital citizenship?
Plasma, marrow, wounds and clots—Yikes! Tim and Moby in a bloody movie!
A simple device to help diabetic people know what’s up (or down) with their insulin and glucose levels.
Wondered about those numbers when the doctor takes your blood pressure? Here’s what diastolic and systolic mean, and why no one wants hypertension.
Positive or negative, A, B, or O. What’s yours? And what's a universal donor?
Delta, Memphis, or Chicago, they’re all part of a uniquely American form of music—the blues!
Tim and Moby talk about your body’s main sources of fuel, proteins and carbohydrates, and how lipids can help or hurt us.
Find out how X-rays and imaging help doctors diagnose disease. Plus, what’s a PET scan and does it involve your cat?
Body weight isn’t just a matter of being obese or not! Tim and Moby give you the skinny on nutrition, fitness, and the three body types.
Ah, Boogers! Your nose's front line defense gives you immunity against germs and infection. Pick this one—it’s a winner!
Plot, character, theme: Learn the ins and outs of writing a great book report.
Tim and Moby fill you in on orthodontia including overbites, crossbites, underbites and those too easily losable retainers. Brace yourself!
Tim and Moby get brainy, because from the hypothalamus to the limbic system, your cerebral system runs the show--and it’s reading this right now!
Find our how powers are separated between the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government. It's pretty cool how the system of checks and balances helps limit the power that any one branch can exercise!
Trumpets, tubas, trombones and that guy Miles Davis: They’re beautifully full of hot air!
Tim and Moby have no reason to be arch about it: Nothing spans rivers, lakes, and canyons like a bridge! Learn the three types of bridges, when they’re used, and what trusses do.
How did the British Empire become the largest imperial colonizers in history, and what ended this mercantile domination? Grab a cuppa and watch Tim and Moby embark on a 400 year-old tale.
Fractures, splints, and x-rays are no fun. But it's pretty cool that something as solid as bone can knit itself back together!
“Separate but equal?” Tim and Moby will teach you what this term means as they discuss segregation, civil rights, and the famous trial case, Brown v. Board of Education.
Call it a contusion or just a plain old bruise, when capillaries burst you get black-and-blue (or red-and-purple). Tim and Moby explain why.
Earn some, spend less, and don’t buy what you can’t afford. Learn about the basics of budgeting or you might have to learn the basics of debt!
Find out how buildings are designed to withstand the effects of gravity, compression, and tension.
There are many ways of picking on someone; name-calling, fighting, or simply being a big jerk. Tim and Moby walk you through bullying and how to handle it.
Throw an anchor into the ocean and it sinks. So why does a boat holding an anchor float? Discover the mysteries of buoyancy!
Learn about our delicate skin and blisters, scalding, and fires. And hang on to that potholder!
Tim and Moby send salutations and talk about how to write and structure a business correspondence.
How can that flat plastic circle hold all that information? Learn about CDs, both music and data in this here animated movie! There's some stuff about DVDs, too, if you're interested!
The ABCs of CPR are Air, Breathing and Circulation—but how does that work, exactly?
The most popular drug in the world, it’s in coffee, soda, and tea! So sit still and learn about the habit-forming stimulant caffeine. Seriously, sit still!
Don’t be scared of calculus--it’s only curves and slopes and lines. Tim and Moby throw in a differential or two, just to keep it fun!
Everybody’s heard of pixels, images, and lenses—but not everyone knows how photography really works. Tim and Moby do, and you will too.
Learn about camouflage, the protective coloring that allows animals to survive by blending into the background.
A frightening disease, but medical science is making strides: Tim and Moby teach you about MRIs, tumors, radiation and carcinogens. And kids—don’t smoke!
Big letters, small letters: Knowing when to use them makes for proper grammar!
Carbs get a bad rap! Just avoid sugary foods and eat high fiber carbohydrates from fruit and whole grains. Tim and Moby tell you why.
The carbon cycle's not a cool new bike: It's how carbon moves around through different forms in the atmosphere. Find out why it's so important!
How old is that fossil in the window? Learn how scientists use a radioactive isotope called carbon-14 to find out the answer!
Dig into the weird science of carnivorous plants and learn where meat-eating marvels like the Venus Flytrap live. Bugs--they're what's for dinner!
If you’re ever going to drive one, you should know how it works! Tim and Moby will teach you about a car’s essential parts, including the transmission, the suspension, the brake system, and the catalytic converter.
Hello, kitty! Cats and the Internet go together like whisker and purr. Watch this movie to learn all about our feline friends.
What is an intolerable act of tyranny? Learn about taxation without representation and boycotts in the Colonial days, and what “quartering” means. Tim and Moby say they want a revolution!
Tim and Moby give you the buzz on cell phones. What have cells got to do with them? Also learn what cell phones have in common with radios, and what a duplex system is!
Cell Specialization sounds pretty complicated. But once you learn the difference between eukaryotic and prokaryotic, you’ll practically be a specialist yourself!
Every cell is like a little factory, churning out life! Tim and Moby talk about the responsibilities of the nucleus, and good ol' lysosomes and ribosomes.
Did you know your body has building blocks? They’re your cells! Learn about organelles and membranes, plus how big cells can get—over one meter long?!
Cells are aerobic, too! They inhale and exhale and generate energy from glucose. Learn how mitochondria play a big role in how our bodies stay energized.
Tim and Moby talk about Cerebral Palsy, a muscular disease caused by lesions in the brain.
Meet the originator of the theory of evolution, a world-famous naturalist who introduced the ideas of mimicry, natural selection, and the survival of the fittest.
Don’t say “Bah, Humbug”! Dickens survived childhood poverty to become one of the greatest novelists ever.
From privileged Argentinian to Cuban revolutionary to having his face on all those t-shirts! Che Guevara was a complicated figure in Latin American communist rebellion.
Tim and Moby give a chemistry lesson in how atoms come together to form molecules. It's a nucleic miracle!
What does a chemical reaction look like on paper? A chemical equation! Tim and Moby introduce you to the formulas and symbols that make up the chemical language.
A chickenpox on both your houses! Learn about the classic childhood itchy disease, and why you’re a lot less likely to get it than your parents were.
Nothing bittersweet about this movie on chocolate! Follow how cacao beans are harvested, sweetened, and processed--it’s complicated, going from bean to bar--and totally worth it.
Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria! This great sailor and navigator crossed the ocean blue, and into the New World. But the relationship between the explorer and the natives is troubling.
We all know what a circle is, but what’s a radius, diameter or circumference? Tim and Moby will also introduce you to circle’s friend Pi. I wish I had a friend named Pie...
Your heart’s an engine that’s driving blood out to all of your veins and arteries right now. But what gets blood back to the heart?
How many sources can you cite? Plenty, once Tim and Moby teach you how to write a good bibliography!
A definition of the meaning, freedoms, and responsibilities of being an American citizen. Tim and Moby vote for you to watch this movie!
Thank you, sister Rosa! Ms. Parks, that is! This movie is all about the civil rights movement, from segregation trials to freedom marches. Plus a few words from Dr. Martin Luther King!
A movie about the War between the Confederates and the Union. Abraham Lincoln presided over the bloodiest war in American history, but it ultimately emancipated the slaves.
Does a state have the right to secede from the Union? Lincoln didn’t think so; but the South was willing to fight for it. Learn more about slavery, confederates, and abolitionists!
How do scientists order the millions of organisms and species on Earth? Class, family, species...We're not sure about Moby.
Independent or dependent, nouns or adjectives, Tim and Moby know how clauses make sentences work.
Take a beat, Daddy-O, and note down some of the basics of musical measures!
Meet the powerful last Queen of Egypt, whose downfall led directly to the establishment of the Roman Empire.
Tim and Moby tell you all about the earth’s different climate systems, from weather in the frozen poles to the steaming-hot tropics!
Clones are creatures that share the exact same DNA! Find out why scientists are working to perfect the technology, and about a sheep named Dolly.
Learn how cloud networks keep your data handy, wherever you are!
We all know when it’s overcast, but are those nimbus clouds or cumulus? Tim and Moby explain different cloud types and how clouds form.
Don't get stung! Dive into the ocean and learn about these wiggly invertebrates of the sea, including jellyfish, corals, and hydras.
The arms race and the space race take center stage as two nuclear superpowers vie for supremacy. Brrr!
Tim and Moby on how these two little dots are so useful: You'll see them as salutations, as independent clauses, and as indicators of a related sentence to come. You'll even see them on your digital clock!
Are we on the same wavelength about color? Tim and Moby explain why the grass is green and the sky is blue.
The Old World and the New World swap people, spices, gold, and diseases in the Columbian Exchange!
Tim and Moby tell you the cool story of comets, icy meteors that orbit the sky, and introduce you to Halley’s and Hyakutake.
A theory based on the idea of the equal distribution of wealth. Sounds ideal, right? Learn why it can work, but also how many communist countries devolve into dictatorships.
The Commutative Property works for addition and multiplication. Find out all about it in this BrainPOP movie.
A little practical math can help us save money on things we need to buy, leaving a budget for the things we want to buy. Tim and Moby talk you through comparing prices.
Tim and Moby will teach you all you wanted to know about compasses and how they work--plus how to make one! You’ll discover what Earth’s magnetic field has to do with compasses, and how it interacts with a compass needle. So, uhm...where are we?
Tim and Moby play a board game to show the difference between mutually exclusive and inclusive events, and how they affect the likelihood of getting the desired outcome.
Learn the difference between a compound and a mixture. Which is more difficult to undo, and where does sea water and salad dressing come into it?
Have you ever seen a punch card? Get the background on computers, how they were used in the 1890 census, and in the 20th century went from weighing 10,000 pounds to being the size of your fingernails.
Aww, so cute--and computer mice don’t eat your cereal! Tim and Moby talk about the two most popular mouse types, the mechanical mouse and the optical mouse.
Computer programming is the art of telling technology what to do!
Wait--don’t click that link! Uh-oh... Tim and Moby will show you exactly how computer viruses can get inside your system and wreak havoc on your hard drive.
It’s all right beneath your fingertips right now--computers! Learn how they communicate, what a central processing unit (CPU) is, and how a hard drive operates. Also find out all about other computer parts like modems, circuit boards, and sound and video cards.
Learn how to use concept maps to navigate your knowledge!
Salivating for a movie about conditioning? Tim and Moby will tell you about the process of behavioral conditioning, reflex and stimuli, and Pavlov’s experiments. Now, fetch!
Learn how to resolve your differences with negotiation and compromise, and why it's a bad thing to always get your way.
Either conjunctions are important for coordinating phrases, or they’re not! (Hint: They are.)
How--and why-- were a small number of Spanish adventurers able to wipe the majestic Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations off the map?
Scotty won’t be beaming you up anytime soon. Why? Because the conservation of mass makes it impossible! Tim and Moby explain thermodynamics.
Tim and Moby show you how insulation, recycling, and using renewable energy sources can preserve the planet and be easier than you think!
Whether the Big Dipper, or Orion’s Belt, or Scorpio, these star patterns have always made humans wonder about the nature of the universe. Tim and Moby lie low and look up.
Join Tim and Moby at the Constitutional Convention to relive the debates that shaped a nation!
Learn to figure out unfamiliar words!
How many continents are there, anyway? And which one has no permanent population? Which contains only one country? Tim and Moby get all continental on you.
What’s a contraction and how’s one made? Tim and Moby help you use an apostrophe to combine words.
"One-half" is the same as "point five," but how do you get from one to the other? Learn how to convert fractions into decimals, and back again! Hey Presto!
Learn about an imaginary boundless surface with length and width, but no depth. Coordinate planes help you chart data and keep on track!
Don’t get too creative with public works, or you’ll get sued for plagiarism! Find out what a copyright is and how it might apply to your everyday life.
Multi-colored underwater beauty in barrier reefs--but don’t cut yourself! Tim and Moby talk about coral, a radial resident of the world’s seas and oceans.
Do-si-do through the history of country music, from Patsy Kline to Garth Brooks.
We, the jury, find the defendent very appealing! Learn all about the American legal system from our civil friends, Tim and Moby.
The bank doesn’t loan you that money for free, you know! You’ll find interest in Tim and Moby’s talk about APR’s, purchasing power, and debt.
Not all arguments are created equal--learn how to spot the good ones and reject the bad ones!
Crystals aren’t only rubies, emeralds, and diamonds! Tim and Moby introduce you to the mineral world, including some you probably keep in your kitchen cabinet.
Get a little perspective on the art movement Cubism from Tim, Moby, and Picasso!
Tim and Moby trace electricity's path from the coils and turbines of the power plant into your home!
Ounces, pounds, gallons, and miles. Oh boy, you'll learn tons about them all in this BrainPOP practical math movie!
Don't be a cyberbully! Learn about good digital citizenship, and how to deal with computer harassment.
Take a deep breath and learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cystic fibrosis.
Don’t cross that picket line! Learn about the life and work of the Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez, and the influence of his non-violent protests, strikes, and boycotts.
DNA is your body’s blueprint, and no one’s got chromosomes quite like you--unless you have a clone! Ooh, do you?
Moby’s not sure about the idea of a fish ladder, but otherwise he’s crazy about dams! Learn generate electricity and control flooding, and back in ancient Egypt they even helped irrigate farmland.
Astaire and Rogers have nothing on Tim and Moby: Learn how movement can become art.
What’s all that dark, spooky stuff in outer space? All scientists know is that it’s massive, gravitational, and dense! Tim and Moby shed some light on dark matter.
CD, DVD, or flash drive? Tim and Moby decode the difference between bits and bytes, and tell you a little about binary numbers and measurement. So stick out your thumb drive and get a flash of this movie!
Look at your clock and remember: Spring forward, fall back, and never be late for school! Learn which founding father first proposed DST, and why our summer nights are so light.
No point in being scared because (as any mummy will tell you), it’s part of life! And who knows what the afterlife holds?
For effective arguments, the power of rhetoric is not open to debate!
When people, businesses, and governments borrow money
The decimal system represents a hundredth or even more than a thousandth of a whole--because sometimes things are just way teenier than one!
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. . .” Jefferson was the main author of this revolutionary document, but who else helped? And how dangerous was it to sign?
Elections, Voting, and Congress: They’re all about representing us! Learn about democracy’s history, and the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy.
Tim and Moby teach you about a complex biome, the land of hot sands and even hotter sun, of snow dunes and permafrost! How does anyone, apart from a cactus, adapt to desert life?
Too much blood sugar isn’t good! Learn about diet, weight, insulin, and diabetes.
Learn how to diagram all the parts of a sentence, from adjective to verb! But what on earth is a predicate?
How to recognize and write dialogue in novels, screenplays, and scripts.
Tim and Moby teach you to look up and learn more about words and their meanings!
Do you smell a funny odor? Don’t let it disturb your equilibrium, instead thank diffusion!
Tummy rumbling? Find out how digestion happens, and what nutrients, saliva, and enzymes do for you!
From computer-generated storyboards right through stills, images, and story. Tim and Moby have the inside scoop on animated films.
Online etiquette is about more than asking that troll to please pass the mousepad! Learn the do’s and don’ts of netiquette, and how to create respectful emails, IMs, and blogs.
Tim and Moby take you on a dino-mite adventure through the world of the extinct
How long will it take you to get there, at 58 mph, with ten gallons in your tank, the wind in your hair, and a hundred kilometers to go? Tim and Moby figure it out.
The distributive property involves addition and multiplication. So where do all the parentheses come in? Tim and Moby know.
A 30s gangster movie about how to divide and conquer--and deal with the remainders! Tim and Moby walk you through a little practical math, quotients and all.
They’re not just rows of lamps. . . they light the way to the biggest celebration on the Hindu calendar! Learn about the holiday of Diwali.
Purebred or adorable mutt, terrier or hound, Tim and Moby tell you everything you need to know about our pals the canines.
It's not science fiction anymore: Scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep. Learn about Dolly, the world's first clone made from adult DNA.
Friendly flippered mammals of the sea, whose echolocations help them get around safely and avoid becoming prey!
“Exit, pursued by a bear!” Learn about drama through the ages—comedy to tragedy, and ancient Greece through Shakespeare.
From doodling around to shading, stipling, and etching—there's nothing sketchy about this movie on drawing!
Like movies of your subconscious, mixed in with a little wish-fulfillment and some weird neural noise!
Tim and Moby discuss the symptoms, effects, and treatments of this progressive muscular condition.
Millions have lived with the reading disorder dyslexia, including some of the greatest artists and thinkers in the world!
From the oceans to the valleys, to the landforms, that we love! Tim and Moby talk about our blue, blue planet and its delicate atmosphere.
It's the air you breathe, and so much more! In this movie, learn about the many layers of Earth's atmosphere!
We all know what happens on the surface of the earth, but what happens beneath the surface? Learn about your planet's internal structure!
Tim and Moby introduce you to the mechanics of earthquakes, natural disasters measured by seismograms and caused by tectonic shifts.
The causes and treatment of this devastating psychological condition which leads to starvation, binging, and purging.
A deadly virus that's difficult to spread
In ancient times, an eclipse was often a harbinger of impending doom! Now we know better. Check this out to learn about eclipses, both solar and lunar!
Tim and Moby talk ecosystems! Learn what communities, populations, and habitats really are, and about the importance of preserving our biomes.
Calm your tell-tale heart: This movie about macabre author Edgar Allan Poe isn’t nearly as frightening as his tales!
Why did Cleopatra and King Tut hold those crooked canes? Discover what it meant to be a pharaoh, and why pyramids meant so much to these supreme monarchs.
Analog or digital, time flies! Learn the importance of managing time in everyday planning and in working time-related equations.
This First Lady was just as influential as her husband (Franklin) and her uncle (Theodore)! Learn how Eleanor Roosevelt went from Depression-era icon to the United Nations.
Tim and Moby give you a working knowledge of electrical circuits, including the power source, terminals, and volts. It’s all pretty shocking!
This movie generates more than a volt of knowledge about electricity! It’s not just flipping a switch: Did you know magnets play an important role?
Learn about a scientific discovery which changed our lives: How magnetic fields can create an electric current in a wire. It’s how you have electricity right now!
Somewhere, over the...electromagnetic spectrum? Learn about radars, light wavelengths, and radiation. You won't get this story over the radio!
Electricity and magnetism...two sides of the same coin.
Meet the elephant, an endangered animal found throughout Africa and Asia that’s big on brainpower, big on appetite, and just plain BIG!
Learn all about Elvis Presley, the singer from Memphis, Tennessee who became the King of Rock n' Roll.
You can get into the tech stuff and let Tim and Moby tell you the definitions of SMTP and POP and what computers’ addresses look like, or just have fun emailing and chatting with your friends--but everyone should learn these important internet safety tips.
Hello, Hormones! Learn about the body system that governs growth, energy, and all sorts of cellular activity.
Tim explains that predator eating prey is the food chain’s way of distributing the sun's energy throughout entire ecosystems! What's a poor herbivore to do?
Tim and Moby talk about diverse energy sources like coal, gas, windmills, solar power, uranium and corn. Wait--Corn? With or without butter?
Tim and Moby talk about variables, which are the x, y, and z of simplifying and solving algebraic equations.
Learn about how water, wind, and time creates erosion and re-shapes the land. Tim and Moby have a hint for you: Drip, drip, drip...
Sometimes accuracy’s over-rated! Whether you estimate or guesstimate, all you need is a little practical math.
Learn about what ethics and ethical dilemmas are, and how to make good decisions in tough situations.
Tim and Moby talk you through the study of words—their origins, meanings, and how wars change language!
Visit one of the most unique environments on Earth, with ecosystems featuring wetlands and crocodiles, manatees and mangroves! But how is water pollution affecting the area?
Is there life out there? Maybe! That's why astronomers look for planets around other stars, and find the extraterrestrial world so fascinating. So do Tim and Moby!
They sound complicated, but exponents are really just a simple way to show repeated multiplication. Tim and Moby give you the power.
You don’t have to be a dodo to be confused by extinction! Tim and Moby give you the lowdown on extinct and endangered species, and the difference between the two.
Just look at how pupils, lenses, and irises enable us to see the beauty in the world--including that piece of chocolate cake!
Eyes, noses, mouths, skin--we’ve all got ‘em! But have you ever thought about how much our faces say about who we are?
Figure out the difference between what’s true, what’s not true, and when bias presents opinion as truth. Tim asks: Can you prove it? Well, can you?
What do factors and multiplication have to do with breaking prime numbers into smaller pieces? Find out in this animated movie!
The Roman Empire went from the greatest heights of art and culture that the world had ever seen, to utter collapse. Learn the byzantine story of the fall of the Roman Empire.
Do you know which fats are healthy, and which aren’t? Put down those chips, grab some (unbuttered) popcorn and watch this movie!
Before e-mail there was the fax! And frankly, fax machines still come in pretty handy! Let Tim and Moby show you how they work!
Is it radical to think we all deserve equal rights? Learn about gender discrimination through the years, the meaning of suffrage, and some famous feminist activists.
All the steps of a baby’s development, from fertilization to zygote to embryo. And it all begins with one single cell.
If you like knights in shining armor, kings, peasants and--er--plagues, pay fealty to this movie! Tim and Moby discuss life during medieval times.
In movies, nature, code, and a math equation near you! Tim and Moby walk you through the series of numbers that make up the mysterious Fibonacci Sequence.
Whether a movie’s a documentary, a short, or by Spielberg, they all need three things: Lights! Camera! Action!
Fire, fire, burning bright, see what sets a fuel alight! Tim and Moby ignite the mystery of combustion, the chemical reaction that makes flame possible.
O, Say can you See...What's cooler than a good firework? A sky full of great fireworks! Check out this movie for an explanation of how fireworks work, what chemicals create certain colors, and what gives a sparkler that fizz!
We’re not applying pressure, but why not learn what a first aid kit contains and how to deal with cuts, scrapes, and more serious injuries?
Cold-blooded, scaly, and tasty vertebrates! Tim and Moby fill you to the gills with information about our finned friends, the fish!
Breaking a sweat can make you look good, control your weight, and improve your health.
Learn about intros, conclusions, and what should go in each paragraph of a short essay.
Do wings and rudders, lift and drag make you nervous? It shouldn't. Tim and Moby take off on an explanation of the mechanics of flight!
Surging forces of nature brought to us by storms, tides, and mankind! Tim and Moby explain one of the most common natural disasters, floods.
How can a shot keep you healthy? Learn about the flu vaccine, and who should get it.
Predator or prey, consumer or producer? How about all of the above? Tim and Moby talk about how the food chain connects every species.
Refrigeration, pasteurization and expiration dates: Don't be chicken, learn how to keep your food safe!
Fumbling by the goalpost? Kick-off by learning the basics of American football!
Tim and Moby use bumper cars to illustrate acceleration, deceleration, and the effects of friction. We won't need to force you to get into the momentum of this movie!
In this electric movie, Tim and Moby talk energy and introduce you to its different forms, including solar, nuclear, and potential energies.
What makes cars go? Fossil fuels! What lights up gas grills and stoves? Fossil fuels! What's non-renewable and really bad for the environment? You know...
BrainPOP’s dynamic duo will teach you about carbon dating and body fossils--which you might find in a tar pit--and trace fossils, which could be as simple as a set of footprints.
The numerators and denominators of fractions represent pieces of a whole! Tim and Moby show you how visualizing everyday objects makes this math lesson easy.
Meet the gothic monster of all monsters—and the woman who gave Frankenstein life!
Our longest-serving president won four consecutive presidential terms, created the New Deal, and guided the nation through the Great Depression and World War II!
Meet Frederick Douglass, who went from being a slave to one of the leading American abolitionists of the 19th Century, and a crucial figure in Black History!
Off with their heads? Yikes! Learn how the French monarchy alienated the people, and when the promise of equality, and brotherhood devolved into a violent battle between rival factions.
Britain and France once fought over who’d dominate North America: Trade with Native Americans sparked this conflict, and a fellow called George Washington got involved!
Like to draw self-portraits? Learn about the influential Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Are you ready for the future of energy? While they're still being perfected, fuel cells are one of the most promising energy technologies to come around in a long while--talk about cool tech!
Mold, yeast, and mushrooms, oh my! Learn about the diverse world of fungi, from truffles to penicillin.
What do stars call home? BrainPOP’s starry pair talk about galaxies, constellations made of stars, gas, and dust and which make us ponder the nature of the universe.
The amazing career of Galileo Galilei, the Italian mathematician, scientist and philosopher who got in big trouble for being non-heliocentric. Tim and Moby tell you how!
Tim and Moby negotiate their way through a movie on Game Theory, a field of economics that formulates mathematical strategies for complex situations.
Tim and Moby talk about our troublesome relationship with the car, and how refined fuels and carbon dioxide are contributing to the greenhouse effect.
This movie on gears really has some TEETH! And that makes sense, because gears wouldn’t work if they didn’t have those little ridges that keep them in place, helping the big gears line up with little ones, and increase a machine’s power or speed.
Did you know your gender is determined at the moment of fertilization? Learn how!
Some are good, some are bad--but genetic mutations are powerful changes deep within a body’s chromosomal blueprint.
Hair, teeth, height--even those pesky allergies! Learn how all of these are part of your genetic inheritance.
Tim and Moby get that globe spinning and talk about what the geography of a country can tell you about its people, their culture, and their history!
How do you measure billions of years? Tim and Moby look into eons, epochs, and periods. When geologists talk about a long time, they mean a lo-ong time.
Tim and Moby go to any lengths to get you in line with your compass and protractor!
The founder of our country, the first commander-in-chief, and a darn good general--George Washington wasn’t perfect, but he’s a truly revolutionary figure.
A look at the life and career of the modern artist who brought you flowers, skulls, and beautiful Southwestern skies!
Sometimes all you need to do is ask. Tim and Moby tutor you in how to know--and where to go--when you need help.
Giant squid off the port bow--prepare the tartar sauce! Tim and Moby talk about the wriggly underwater world of squid, octopi, and mollusks.
How do cold-blooded creatures breathe underwater? Gills! But it’s not actually water that fish are breathing. Tim and Moby teach you more.
See how drastically glaciers form and erode the land, and learn about the two kinds of glaciers, in this BrainPOP movie. Brrr--it's feeling chilly in here!
GPS receivers are great at helping you get un-lost, but just how the heck do they work? Tim and Moby explain satellites allow you to pinpoint your exact latitude, longitude, and altitude. So why do I keep getting lost in the first place?
What’s the greenhouse effect, anyway? And is our world’s climate really getting warmer? Tim and Moby talk global warming and earth awareness.
There’s nuggets of gold in them thar hills! Or rather, there were. Tim and Moby go panning through the history of the California Gold Rush, and the 49’ers who lived it.
Where do those images on billboards, posters, and tv come from? Let Tim and Moby teach you about graphic design.
Here's a plot for you: Tim and Moby teach you how to understand graphs, find trends, and even predict the future by graphing linear equations!
Tim and Moby risk life and limb to show you how to graph and solve inequalities.
Learn about bar, pie, and line graphs with this adventure as Tim and Moby coordinate their x-axes, and plot a course to the Caribbean!
It controls the tides, helps planets orbit, and keeps us all on earth! Tim and Moby give gravity some love.
The 1929 stock market crash began the greatest economic slump of the 20th century, leading to strikes and rife unemployment. Then add a big old dust bowl to the mix. . .
Discover why the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties couldn’t last, and how people’s spending and saving habits made a financial crisis inevitable. Tim and Moby wonder: Lesson learned?
Who built the Great Wall of China, and why? Tim and Moby stand on the watchtower and search for Huns and Mongols.
Zeus and Hera presided over a powerful strange family. Learn about the mysterious histories and behaviors of the Ancient Greek gods!
Learn what the greenhouse effect is, and how gases in Earth’s atmosphere contribute to deforestation and melting icecaps. Someone, open a window!
What do wells, springs, and wetlands have in common? Tim and Moby discover Groundwater in this geyser of a BrainPOP movie.
Hormones plus maturation equals growth! Learn all about how you grew from a tiny baby to the hugely fabulous person you are today.
Arm yourself with knowledge about the uses and dangers of firearms. Learn why guns can trigger some fierce debates, and what the Second Amendment has to do with it all.
You’ve heard of blonde, brunette, and redhead. But what's vellum? And follicles? Get the 411 on those lustrous locks of yours!
Ghosts, witches and goblins all know Halloween’s #1 rule: Don’t eat your candy all at once. Tim and Moby talk about the spooky holiday’s surprising history!
From Armstrong to Ellington, and Hughes to Hurston, a time of flowering in African-American culture and arts!
From tension headaches to migraines, discover where headache pain actually originates. (It may not be from where you thought!)
What? Did you know sound travels, and that the eardrum is a lot like a regular drum? Listen up and learn all about our sense of sound.
Be still, my fluttering heart! Or rather--don’t. A movie on how this major muscle is always beating, helping blood to circulate through your whole body.
You know about Farenheit and Celsius--but who’s Kelvin? Tim and Moby give you a high degree of info on how things get hot.
Learn about the the admirable activist who overcame deafness and blindness to teach the world that people with disabilities can do anything!
The most famous explorer who never found what he was looking for
Ever wonder why you look like your parents? Find out how dominant and recessive genetic traits work, and what peas have to do with it all!
Hibernation isn’t just sleep--it’s how animals go dormant and survive the winter. But do bears really hibernate? You’ll be surprised!
BOO! Everybody’s got a cure, but what’s the cause? Spasms in your diaphragm! Tim and Moby explain.
From 1970s block party breakdancing to today’s rhyme moguls, sample this history of hip-hop and rap!
The lesser of two evils? You decide. Tim and Moby talk about the atomic bombs that took an enormous toll on the people of Japan, but ended World War II.
TIm and Moby talk about a dark time in human history, who Hitler was and how he rose to power. You’ll also learn what genocide is, and about the history of anti-semitism in Europe.
Whenever you sweat, shiver, or get a fever, that’s homeostasis at work! Learn about how we warm-blooded animals stay cool.
Grab your toga and get ready for some epic tales of the ancient cultures of Greece and Troy.
Tim and Moby don protective beekeeper hats and introduce you to the buzzing, nectar-filled world of queens, workers, and drones.
Wondering why you don’t look quite the way you used to? Might be those hormones kicking in for puberty, changing everything from height to hair to body shape!
Tim and Moby saddle up and talk about our equid friends! From workhorses to thoroughbreds, horses have helped people get work done since...when, exactly?
It’s not easy to change the law--ask any bill! Tim and Moby follow the process that turns a proposed law into actual law, and encounter the President’s friend, Veto!
Step right up! Learn how the amazing human body grows, moves, senses the world, circulates blood, stands strong, and knows when to scream for ice cream.
From the Flintstones through Darwin, how did humans evolve? Tim and Moby discover our relationship to other primates, and hang with an 800-lb gorilla.
Learn how everyday things we consume affect our environment on a large scale, and how renewable, natural energy resources can help undo the damage.
Whether you break a saturating sweat or just get a little dewy, we all know when it’s humid! In this scientific BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how air holds water.
Batten down the hatches! Whether you call ‘em hurricanes, cyclones, or typhoons; they’re pretty scary storms. Tim and Moby tell you what you should know.
A pretty neat invention! Tim tells Moby how a hybrid car combines the engine of a gasoline-powered car with the motor of an electric car in one high-tech package. But what’s regenerative braking?
Tim and Moby in a piston-packing movie about the engineering feats of hydraulics, which uses the power of liquid to move machines!
There are times—Tim is always telling Moby this—when you need to know the difference between hyphens and dashes!
Learn how alligators could live in the Arctic, and meet some of the cro-magnons and woolly mammoths that roamed the Earth during the last ice age.
Every village needs an idiom. But using cliches makes for lazy writing!
Memories, dreams, creativity, perceptions—All part of the world inside your head.
Give me your huddled masses. . . but do they have an alien visa? Tim and Moby talk about the history of immigration in the U.S., and where many of our ancestors first landed.
Before your next “Achoo!” Learn about white blood cells, antibodies and how vaccines work. Your body's lookin' out for you!
Impressive that all those little painted brushstrokes started such a big artistic movement.
Long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, the Inca people built a vast empire. So how did how fewer than 200 Spanish conquistadors manage to bring the mighty empire down?
What do a doorstop, a ramp, and a screw have in common? Watch this movie to learn how this simple invention makes our lives easier!
Flip that coin, roll those dice--but what are the odds you’ll get the outcome you want? Learn how to calculate the probabilities.
Factories, railroads, looms, and steel: The Industrial Revolution made the world smaller and busier! But what negative effects turned out to be long term, and will our planet pay the cost?
Less than? Greater than or equal to? Huh? Learn the basics of inequalities with Tim and Moby!
Drooling, teething, and oof--those diapers! Discover the mini-milestones infants go through every day.
Hark! Who goes there? Learn all about information privacy, why you need a good password, and how to avoid malware and viruses when on the Internet.
Antennae here, exoskeletons there, insects can be found everywhere! Well, maybe not EVERYWHERE, but bugs can survive in almost any environment.
Got an interest in free money? Tim and Moby explain how the interest you accumulate is a percentage of what's in your bank account.
Oh Boy! The exciting part of Grammar! Interjections!
You'll shuttle out of here and rocket forward as Tim and Moby take you on an animated tour of the International Space Station!
Ever wonder how information travels over the Internet? Tim and Moby serve up info on the largest computer network on Earth, and what browsers, URLs, and domains are!
Search me? Search you! Tim and Moby know how to research anything online!
Do you have what it takes to survive in an igloo, and to drive a dogsled? the Inuits do! How do these Native Americans harpoon a living in such a harsh climate?
What do you call an animal without a spine? An invertebrate, that's what! Have a little backbone and learn all about these fascinating creatures from Tim and Moby.
What gives ions their charge? And can you put anions in a salad? Find out in this shocking expose.
Learn about the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Native Americans who put aside their differences to form a powerful alliance.
It isn’t all about the apple! Sir Isaac Newton revolutionized the fields of physics, mathematics and astronomy.
Interested in chemistry? Learn why atomic number and an atom’s mass are so important to understanding isotopes, which are variants of chemical elements!
Take a trip to Middle-earth with Tim and Moby, and learn about fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien!
Tim and Moby follow the tracks of Jack London; sailor, adventurer, politician and famous author.
Discover #42, the great athlete and pioneer who took on the difficult job of ending segregation in baseball. Why was Jackie Robinson’s number retired by every baseball team?
Political philosopher and writer (including the U.S. Constitution), ally of Jefferson and fourth President of the U.S., Madison might’ve been only 5”4 but he was a giant of a fellow!
Meet Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist and anthropologist who studies chimps in the wild, and is an advocate of ecological preservation.
Bang those tubs, Hepcats! Learn the history and basics of jazz, from syncopation and sax solos to swing and bebop!
This founding father from Quincy, Massachusetts, was the second President of the U.S., and his writings on the principles of freedom and republicanism were unmatched.
Kennedy was president during the height of the cold war, and presided over the Cuban missile crisis while setting his sights on space travel and leading us towards a New Frontier.
The Hip Bone’s connected to the Leg Bone. . .but how? Find out how your bones move thanks to joints, and the difference between movable and immovable joints.
Meet the writer behind "Superfudge" and "Blubber," and learn of her struggle against censorship.
Tim and Moby discuss the largest planet in our solar system, also known as a big gas giant surrounded by orbiting moons: That's right, it's Jupiter!
Arthritis doesn’t only affect grandparents; JIA is an autoimmune form of the disease that affects people up to 16 years old.
Kinetic energy relates to motion and speed and mass, and it helps us do practically everything. Get some momentum going and watch this animated movie!
Tim and Moby talk about the complicated relationship between North and South Korea, and how the U.S. got involved there in the first conflict of the cold war.
Tim and Moby talk foma, wampeters, and granfalloons in our movie on author Kurt Vonnegut!
Deserts, forests, tundra...Tim and Moby tell us about all the Earth's different biomes and their delicate ecosystems! Anyone for a brief tropical holiday?
Nothing says "beam of coherent light" like a laser! Find out how lasers are used in things like consumer electronics, communications and measuring devices, and very delicate medical procedures. Zap!
Ready for some salsa—minus the chips? How about the merengue, or a tango? Learn about Latin Music and the cultures that inspired it.
You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road. . . watch this movie and you’ll learn how to pinpoint your location on Earth using a special grid, and what the Prime Meridian is.
TIm and Moby discuss the League of Nations, an organization proposed by President WIlson to deal with international disputes. So why didn’t the U.S. join?
Hop on in and learn the compelling reason why February has 29 calendar days, but only once in every four years: It’s all to do with the seasons and the sun!
This movie paints a picture of the original Renaissance man: sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, painter and mathematician. Leonardo!
From seesaws to tweezers to wheelbarrows, the lever has proven to be one of the best simple machines ever!
Retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark’s bold expedition on their epic journey to the west of America, and their great luck in meeting Sacagawea!
Our sun wasn't always the way you see it today. And it won't always be this way in the future! Explore the awesome wonders of red giants, white dwarfs, and black holes in this animated movie!
Radiant, refractant, neon and very, very useful: Tim and Moby make sure you're on the same wavelength as they are about the illuminating subject of light!
Learn how computers process information!
Tim and Moby introduce you to William Golding's great novel about lost children and the island society they create!
Meet the trumpet-playing father of jazz, and find out why his nickname was “Satchmo”!
He struggled with deafness but rose above it as composer of the greatest symphonies in classical music.
From the dangers of deer ticks to info about the “Bull’s Eye” rash--learn about Lyme Disease and how to enjoy summer without it.
Learn the mysterious workings of the lymphatic system, a special network of vessels, nodes, and organs that transports nutrients throughout your body. It’s a wild ride!
Whether it’s an iPod or a Gigabeat, you hear about MP3s all the time, but exactly what are they? Tim and Moby explain this interesting file format in this snappy animated movie.
What does it mean when a monarchy is consitutional? Learn about the document that limited the powers of England’s kings and inspired America’s Founding Fathers!
You’re drawn to this movie on on magnetism like a compass to the north, aren’t you? Tim and Moby teach you how to create a magnetic field!
He showed the world the power of non-violent protest, and highlighted the connection between colonization and racism.
Wait, what was that all about? Get to the gist of it, and learn how to find the main idea!
Learn why this black nationalist and political activist’s convictions led him to reject his last name in favor of 'X'.
There are three types: marsupials, placentals, and monotremes. So what kind of mammal is Tim? And what three things do all mammals have in common?
If you didn't know that you never put a compass rose in water, it’s time to let Tim and Moby give you the latitude and longitude of map reading.
Tim and Moby explore the life of Marie Curie, the famous scientist who coined the term 'radioactivity,' and the first person ever awarded two Nobel Prizes.
Tim and Moby introduce you to the great American writer and satirist, Mark Twain.
Take the opportunity to learn about Mars and how it came to be known as the "Red Planet." But guess what planet Mars is most like? Earth!
“I have a dream ...” Who began one of America’s greatest speeches with those words? Learn about life of the civil rights activist and nonviolent protestor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Abracadabra! Watch magical Tim take ordinary ice cubes and turn them into water, then steam! But can he reverse the process? Nope!
Explore the inspiring life and literature of this Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, poet, and dancer!
Join Tim and Moby as they explore this highly advanced pre-Columbian civilization and its hieroglyphs, pyramids, and Yucatan culture. But what caused the Maya’s collapse…?
Tim and Moby in a practical math movie where you can learn how mean, median, mode, and range help you work with sets and data!
Learn to measure matter in this movie on mass, volume, and density! But why is measuring matter so very important? Tim and Moby up your science skills.
See how a simple tune can turn into a masterpiece with melody and harmony!
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, so it takes a lot of solar heat! Take a (very) warm and wonderful voyage with Tim and Moby to find out more.
Get a glimpse of some of the most advanced civilizations in the history of the New World, including the Olmec, the Maya, and the Aztec. Moby’s there too, of course!
Catabolic, Anabolic, and Chloroblasts! No, not the names of Moby’s cousins, but a movie about the metabolism, the chemical reactions that allow all cells to function.
Learn about the luster and conducting magic of the elements and alloys we call metal, what oxidation is, and why ductility and hardness are so important. This movie's pure gold!
Come learn how tadpoles become frogs and caterpillars blossom into butterflies, through the transformation known as metamorphosis! But how can it be incomplete?
Learn how easy it is to convert centimeters to meters or kilograms to milligrams. But what do King Henry and chocolate milk have to do with it?
Why’d the metric system’s inventors chose 10 as a base? The answer’s at your fingertips!
Meet the leaders and heroes of the Mexican peasants’ rebellion against oppression, from the visionary Madero to the legendary “Pancho” Villa. Viva la revolución!
Did you know the U.S. nearly doubled its size in the middle of the 19th century? Tim shows you how Texas’ annexation as the 28th state led to the Mexican-American War.
“He’s good but he’s no . . . oh wait, he is Michelangelo!” Learn about the master Italian renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and artist.
Tim and Moby teach you how microscopes use convex and concave lenses to magnify objects we want to see super-close. It's like ocular magic!
A time of darkness between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance, or a thousand-year era amazing artistic, poetic, and architectural achievements? You decide!
Those seasonal flocks of birds over your head, intent on Florida? That's migration, the instinctive re-homing of animals caused by changing seasons.
Tim and Moby spout off fun facts about the galactic spiral of stars that is the Milky Way, the place Earth--and the rest of our solar system--calls its home.
Is this a diamond I see before me? Or Quartz? Maybe it's graphite? Learn how to identify similar-looking rocks using the Moh's hardness scale.
You have the right to remain silent and enjoy this movie on the Miranda Rights! Discover what rights are guaranteed to a police suspect, and which Constitutional amendments insure those rights.
You'll find out how cells divide, how organisms grow, and what chromosomes do, as Tim and Moby explain the stages of mitosis in this BrainPOP movie.
I say! Did you know a fraction can be improper? Tim and Moby teach you all about mixed numbers.
Sorry, no furry critters involved in this movie! The mole's an important concept in chemistry which is ideal for counting tiny particles like atoms and molecules.
How do clams move? What makes squids ink? Is an octopus symmetrical? Tim and Moby help you wrap the tentacles of your mind around the lives of mollusks!
Tim and Moby travel back in time to find the origin of money and how we got from trading cows to bartering favors to paper and coins. This money movie's minty fresh!
Throw a shrimp--or some termites--on the barbie and learn about monotremes, the weird and occasionally duck-billed group of mammals found mainly in Australia.
Find out how mood and tone affect the style of a piece of writing!
Space is vast, but we're lucky to have a close neighbor: It waxes, it wanes, it controls the tides! Watch this movie to learn about our planet's nearest companion, the moon.
Kids aren’t the only ones who go through phases: The moon has a few of its own. Waxing and waning you might have heard of, but what's a gibbous moon?
Tim and Moby give you some prime information on what happens when the bank loans you money to buy a home.
Learn about what goes on in a woman’s body as a baby develops inside her womb. And why’s it called morning sickness, when it can happen all day long? Not fair!
As every Himalayan mountaineer knows, at the top of Mount Everest every breath contains only one-third of the oxygen you get at sea level. Good thing Moby has built-in oxygen tanks.
Ah! The beauty of a mountain's peak, the drama of a volcano’s eruptions. Tim and Moby tell you how these are served up on (tectonic) plates!
How do we grieve for the dead? Different ways in different cultures, but ceremony, commemorations and memorials help to alleviate and share our grief.
Learn about this unpredictable autoimmune disorder, its symptoms, and what people are doing to help find a cure!
Tim and Moby are at the zoo, and need to use simple multiplication skills in order to feed the animals. Factor 6,000 peanuts times 3,000 bananas...
Put your money where your decimal is by learning how to multiply decimals!
This BrainPOP algebra movie gives you the power! Tim and Moby multiply and divide numbers with exponents.
Tim and Moby show you how to multiply and divide fractions in this BrainPOP movie! Dividing can actually make a number bigger?!
Follow the Egyptian mummification process step by step, and learn how the people preserved their Pharoahs and prepared them for the afterlife. But why were the tombs so fancy? Moby knows!
Flex those abs, pecs, and triceps--but watch out for cramps! All about our muscles, how they work and what powers them.
Pitch, Octaves, and Harmonies--get the do-re-mi on how music is made!
Scratch the surface of this movie and learn about your finger and toe nails! Why you shouldn’t bite ‘em, what they allow you to do, and how much they grow in a year.
A microscopic robot roaming through the human body, killing cancer cells--wasn't there an 80s movie about that? Tim and Moby wrap their tiny minds around the weird science of nanotechnology!
This defender of liberty became just another power-grabber, or did he? Learn about the Corsican general who became Emperor and eventually met his Waterloo when fighting the English.
We can’t control ‘em, but we can be informed and prepared. Tim and Moby talk hurricane, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.
We thought we could never use up the forests, trees, soil, plants and water. We were wrong. Learn how we can renew our precious natural resources!
Find out how Darwin went to the Galapagos Islands and discovered how species adapted surprisingly, evolved differently, and yet are still connected.
Tim and Moby check out the little blue planet of Neptune and the funky clumpy rings that surround it.
It helps you tickle, itch, and recoil! Don’t get nervous about this movie--learn how the nervous system coordinates all your actions.
These brain transmitters are like organic wires, carrying thoughts and senses around your body!
The New Deal (and Social Security) grew out of the Great Depression of the 1930’s, and from FDR’s fireside chats with the American people. Learn about the programs that preserved lives and dignity.
It's celebrated the world over, but not always at the same time, or in the same way! Tim and Moby make a resolution to take you to different corners of the globe to celebrate the new year!
How can anything find the momentum to accelerate from a resting point? And why would it bother? Isaac Newton figured it out, and Tim and Moby explain it in this movie!
Step into the world of Nikola Tesla, the man who electrified our lives!
Explore how gaseous nitrogen is transformed into proteins that can be used by plants, animals, and even people! Tim and Moby follow the path of a nitrogen molecule.
It’s one dynamite prize! Learn about Sweden’s annual Nobel Prizes, and people you know who’s won (Hemingway, Curie, Einstein, Obama...)
Grab your compass and a warm coat, and come on a little polar expedition with Tim and Moby. You’ll meet Inuit and seals, see a few ice caps, and think about what global warming might do to it all!
Taking notes helps you learn while you listen!
They’re plural, they’re proper, and good luck speaking without them! Tim and Moby talk nouns.
Unlock the awesome power of the atom with this movie on nuclear power! Learn the pros and cons of nuclear energy, plus some alternatives scientists are researching.
Feeding your body empty calories is like trying to fuel a car with mud! Learn the hows and whys of a balanced diet, from proteins to carbs to vegetables.
Explore the roles that diet, physical activity, and genetics play in the obesity crisis, and learn the choices you can make to stay healthy. (Mmm, grapes!)
How does warm water from the tropics causes mild climates in Western Europe? What’s a gyre? And the global conveyor belt? The answer's current, baby--ocean current.
Underwater mountains and shelves? Discover how ocean currents and the movement of tectonic plates forms trenches, valleys, plains, and ridges.
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian...it’s really all one continuous oceanic mass that takes up more than 71% of the Earth. Know your salt about our oceans!
What happens every four years, involves bronze, silver, and gold medals, and is loads of fun? Why, the Olympics, of course! Learn about this international pursuit of excellence.
The Internet is useful and fun, but is it safe? It can be, if you follow Moby's simple tips and learn about digital citizenship and how to manage chat rooms, IMing, and cyberbullying!
Whether in a chatroom or emailing, you need to know how to identify the reliable and the untrustworthy online sources!
From Mississippi to Chicago to the World, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential people in the media. Get to know this talented game-changer!
Tim and Moby order you to make math easier! Addition, subtraction, or division, you’ll get it all serenely sorted
No hormones, radiation or genetic modification--but is organic food actually healthier? Tim and Moby chew the subject over.
Witness the rise and fall of the mighty Ottoman Empire, one of the largest empires in world history!
Find out what kind of interstellar orbiting is going on in the far reaches of the solar system, and just what Tim and Moby have to say about it.
Tim and Moby show you how to research and organize your thoughts on a topic before you write!
Trust us on this: You love the ozone layer! Find out how changes to the earth’s atmosphere have affected the sun’s rays, and what we can do about it.
Meet the famous Chilean poet, statesman, and political activist.
It started with the cavemen (though they weren’t big on abstracts or acrylics.) Get perspective on one of the world’s oldest art forms.
What’s black and white and endangered and so cute it hurts? Pandas! Find out what’s being done to help our bamboo-eating pals.
Use the simple rhetorical technique of parallelism to make your writing stronger and more persuasive!
Tim and Moby give real-world examples of lines that are parallel, lines that are not parallel, and lines that intersect parallel lines.
Learn how to use quotes or or when to summarize to paraphrase, not plagiarize!
An explanation of the basic parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
Tim and Moby teach you about passive transport and how cells’ membranes get everything they need from their environment.
Watch this movie and don’t cry over unspoilt, pasteurized milk! And if pasteurization kills bacteria and germs, what’s ultrapasteurization?
It wasn’t all gladiator battles and colosseums! The Pax Romana was a time of great peace and human advancement in government, law, and art. Tim and Moby don their togas.
Don’t gasp! Instead, learn all about peak flow meters, inhalers that calm your lungs and help control asthma.
We all want to be popular, but there's a difference between friendship and conforming. Learn how to cope when the pressure’s on.
One of the world’s great athletes, Brazilian-born Pelé broke records in the World Cup, then became the face of the American soccer league, too. Not bad for a poor kid who started at just 15!
They’re flightless, tuxedoed, and occasionally even emperors--plus, they drink saltwater. Talk about an odd bird. Tim and Moby do!
Learn to rock the three ways of dealing with percents! Using proportions, beginning with a percent, and finding the percentage of any given number.
Tim and Moby snare that rhythm and tell you all about rappin' a percussive beat!
Dealing with periods, cramps, and the menstrual cycle doesn't have to be difficult, not if Cassie and Rita have anything to say about it!
Learn about all the elements on earth, plus their atomic mass and alkaline content, on the wondrous chart known as the Periodic Table of Elements!
From Daguerreotypes to photojournalism to your school picture (aww!), photography shows us how we live.
Learn how solar energy is turned into chemical energy and how plants create glucose, their main source of fuel. But remember, you still have to water them!
Discover where the concept of pi comes from, what ratio it represents, and why all circles have it in common. Mmm, Pi!
Avast ye, matie! Learn about the fearsome Blackbeard, and the secret buried treasure of Captain Kidd. Tim and Moby walk the plank to give you the legacy of the pirates' golden age.
Don’t steal words: Learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it!
How does your garden grow? Flowers, fruit, and photosynthesis! Plus a whole mess of pollination. . .
There's a future in plastics, and also a past! From the rubber balls the ancient Mayans used, to the polymers of today, learn about this versatile (and non-renewable) stuff.
The continents of Earth weren't always like you see them today. Learn about continental shifts and plate tectonics which slowly--or quickly--change the face of our planet.
Aww, let Pluto be a planet! No? Well, instead let's learn all about the dwarf planet Pluto, how it got demoted, and about its weird orbit and moons!
Learn about the Native American woman who risked her life to save an English settler at Jamestown, and helped the colony survive its first, difficult years. But why did she change her name?
Tim and Moby get all poetic on you! The rhyme, rhythm and verse of one of the oldest literary forms.
In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby give you perspective on point-of-view in writing.
Democrat, Republican, or Green party, it’s important to understand what forms political beliefs, and how political ideologies divide opinions. Tim and Moby vote for you to watch this movie!
Learn the origins of and differences between Democrats and Republicans, plus the party affiliations of our most famous Presidents. But what about our nation’s smaller parties? And do any of these parties serve cake?
Say howdy to Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, and discover the roles they played in the establishment of America’s two-party system.
Hop from flower to flower as Tim and Moby explore pollination, pistil to stamen! And that's before we've even brought the birds and the bees into it...
Learn what makes a polygon a polygon, what segments and vertices are, and some crazy names for shapes you already know! Enneagon, anyone?
Poly-who? Tim and Moby discover new names for pyramids and cubes, and learn some really long names for even more complicated figures!
Find out the difference between a monomial and a polynomial in this BrainPOP algebra movie.
Through its use of irony, comics, and Campbell’s soup cans, this 20th-century movement turned the art world on its head.
Our population is exploding! Tim and Moby talk about how that affects our resources and environment in this animated BrainPOP movie.
Become an art detective: Use visual clues to discover all the things you can learn about a person from their portrait.
Hey--that’s mine! Discover the grammar of ownership by using apostrophes, possessive nouns, and pronouns.
How do you know if an object has potential energy? Listen to Tim! Learn about forces, gravity, movement, and how energy can change or be transferred.
What's it take to get work done quickly? Power, dude. Power. Tim and Moby discuss power and its cousins, work, effort, and force!
Bull’s Eye! Learn the difference between precision and accuracy, which are kind of like measurements of measurement!
Learn what a preposition is and how to identify prepositional phrases.
Getting elects POTUS is no easy feat! Follow candidates from primaries to nominating conventions to Election Day, and learn about things like tickets, platforms, and the Electoral College.
Learn about the daily work of the President, the powers he has and doesn’t have, how his policies affect other branches of government, and all about the Commander-in-Chief’s interesting friend, Veto!
Learn some prewriting strategies that will help you to generate ideas and find a topic that gets you going!
Save time by organizing your thoughts and mapping out your writing!
Whether you’re in Iowa or New Hampshire, all politicians know that primaries and caucuses are the road to the big elections in November! So what’s the difference between the two, and does a super-delegate wear a cape?
Tim and Moby are bananas about the diverse group of mammals that includes monkeys, apes, marmosets, and you!
Learn how every whole number greater than 1 is either a prime number or formed by multiplying prime numbers together. And the biggest prime number? No one knows!
Inkjet, laser and...well, that’s pretty much anyone knows about printers! Let Tim and Moby get you all inky with information about how that useful device works and just what a printer drum does.
Math tables don’t have salt shakers! Tim and Moby help you solve problems using rows, columns and data.
It's nothing about flipping houses. Find out the difference between chemical and physical changes, and learn some real-life examples. Ice cream, anyone?
Tim and Moby time travel and cross-multiply! Learn how figure out the price of a movie ticket in proportion to income, and how to compare it to prices from earlier decades.
Protists have only one single eukaryotic cell, and some of them move! So you might find a few in the bottom of that very old yogurt pot (or you could just watch this movie).
Little guys that make a big difference! Protozoa are single-celled forms of life that can live inside other organisms as parasites, or in a state of symbiosis.
Taller, hairier, and oh so hormonal! Tim and Moby take us through the wild maturing time known as puberty.
Don’t be scared, be prepared! Tim and Moby’s tips for delivering a successful report or speech.
The pulley is a super simple machine, that lets a person lift more than their own body weight! Tim and Moby discuss the concepts of resistance force and effort force, and how different pulleys can save you sweat and tears.
Punctuation’s function? It helps us understand who’s talking about what!
Tim and Moby use the Pythagorean theorem to find the measurements of a right triangle’s hypotenuse and legs. Bet you didn’t know a triangle had legs!
It’s good to be the queen--but rarely easy! Elizabeth I was a major figure of the Renaissance, a powerful leader and foe, and the final ruler of the Tudor dynasty.
The only living head of state who served in World War II, since 1952 Queen Elizabeth has maintained a steadfast presence as the Head of State of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations. Spot of tea, anyone?
Say hello to DNA’s little friend - RNA! Learn about the similarities the two share and how they work together to communicate with cells and create complex molecules like proteins.
Say--Is it coming towards or away from me? Tim and Moby talk about about the four main parts of a radar system, and how they all work together to find out location, speed, and direction.
Moby gets a little sentimental with all of TIm’s talk of antennae and transmissions, because radio broadcasts were the first real home entertainment systems! Learn about the difference between AM and FM, and how radio waves bounce into your home.
When an atom gets unstable, watch out! In this movie you’ll see what kinds of rays or particles radioactive decay can create. Gamma-ray alert!
Whoo-whoo! One of the most important developments of the 19th century, railways spanned continents, enabled the settlement of the American West, and even helped the North win the Civil War!
Somewhere, over the refracted light, bluebirds fly...Learn all about rainbows, and the waves and frequencies of light. Pot of gold not included.
Millions of Muslims follow the rules of Ramadan set out in the Koran, Islam’s holy book. Learn how Ramadan helps believers embrace the virtues of charity, self-discipline, and family togetherness.
Tim and Moby introduce you to the difference between rational and irrational numbers. Remember, kids: Fractions put the “ratio” in “rational”!
Nothing compares to this excellent movie! Nothing is a quarter as fascinating as this whole movie on ratios!
Not so sharp on finding the beat? We’ll pitch what you need to know about bass, treble, rhythm, and all the do-re-mi!
Tim and Moby tell you how to up your reading skills: Prepare, preview, skim, jot notes and make a movie in your head!
It’s one of the best ways to stay informed: Find your way around a newspaper, from byline to headline, sports to culture.
Learn about recessions and their impact on people
Rebuilding the nation after the Civil War
Glass, plastic, paper, aluminum: Why bother recycling them? This movie shows you exactly why, and how you can develop your earth awareness!
Most fractions can be reduced through simple division, and there is a real-world situation where reducing fractions comes in handy (hint: it involves pizza).
Why do prisms do what they do to light? How do sound waves spread? And why do refraction and diffraction sound the same, but act so different? Answers inside.
Excuse me, but does this milk smell funny? Tim tells you how refrigerant circulates through the coils of your refrigerator, keeping it nice and cold. You’ll even learn why it’s so warm behind a refrigerator. (Which is why you shouldn’t keep the milk there.)
Sometimes science is stranger than fiction! Stretch your brain to the limits of space and time in this animated movie!
Whether you go to a synagogue, a church, or a mosque, religion has always been a lifeline for questioning people. Tim and Moby discuss religions and the importance of tolerance of other people’s beliefs.
A movie about how reproduction, and the seminal tale of when sperm meets egg and fertilization ensues. Hey, it happened to you!
Discover the four main groups of reptiles - lizards, crocodilians, snakes, and turtles. But who can change their color at will?
Learn how to find secondary and primary sources of information for a research paper.
How does oxygen get from the air outside our bodies into our bloodstream? Through the good ol’ respiratory system! Tim and Moby talk trachea and lungs.
The 37th President of the U.S., from young Navy officer to congressman, senator, and Vice-President, Nixon fought for success. But as President, despite diplomatic success with China and Russia, he engineered his own downfall.
It not only wasn’t built in a day, it was a long and bloody struggle! From Julius Caesar’s assassination through corruption and chaos, it took a lot to reach a time of extended peace in Rome.
Tim and Moby open the floodgates of information and explain how rivers forms, and what makes up a river system.
Meet the writer who brought you James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other timeless adventures!
Well, we think Moby’s pretty unusual--and this movie shows you just how true that is! Tim and Moby teach you all about the technical definition of a robot, and why robots are currently unable to work without human input.
Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary: Boring rock names. But did you know one type can turn into another? And then back again? Roll with some rockin’ knowledge.
Roman numerals are when letters act like numbers, and Tim and Moby are stuck in Rome trying to figure out subtractive notation.
Examine the structure of the Roman Republic, and learn about what its Senate and consuls have in common with modern republics like the United States!
This lifelong fan of FDR and former movie actor become a popular conservative by lowering taxes and overseeing the end of the Cold War! But his administration also left behind a legacy of debt and was tarnished by scandal.
Expand your vocabulary with prefixes, suffixes, and root words!
Tim and Moby estimate that this movie on rounding and practical math is only about three minutes long.
Whoa, Partner! Where’re you going with that sentence? How to contain run on sentences.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was a pandemic of the last decade--so what the heck is a coronavirus, and how do we avoid it?
Follow Sally Ride's path to becoming the first American female astronaut, and her groundbreaking trip on the Challenger Shuttle. But how'd she get to know Moby?
Whether you call it sodium chloride or Sel de Mer, it gives life--and a tomato!-- its savor. Tim and Moby talk about this mineral and the interesting role it plays in health and in human history.
What satellites are, how they’re launched into space. and how they transmit information to receiving stations like NASA. Oh, and also to your phone and tv!
There's more to Saturn than just rings! (Although we admit the rings ARE pretty cool.) Learn about the beautiful gas giant in this animated movie!
What's that lurking in the tall grass? Lions, cheetahs, and wildebeests love the Savannah, and you will too! Learn about the climate of this grassy biome.
Learn to use math to scale a drawing so you can create maps, grids, and even buildings that are perfectly proportional.