BrainPOP Lessons organized by Topic.

Acne

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.

Addiction

From tolerance to abuse to withdrawal, the truth about addiction and how it affects the mind, body, and behavior.

ADHD

Tim and Moby talk about dealing with hyperactivity disorders and how they differ from just being distracted, impulsive, or just plain bored.

Adolescence

Oh those awkward teenage years, when hormones and growth spurts make us self-conscious and also—nearly!—adults.

Adulthood

Growing up means both fun and responsibility; careers, marriage and even wrinkles are part of a pretty good package!

Aging

Through puberty to adulthood and beyond, aging is a natural part of life. So what happens to your body as you grow older?

AIDS

Tim and Moby explain how HIV attacks the immune system and causes AIDS in this BrainPOP movie.

Alcohol

You probably know alcohol is a drug, and even that it’s a depressant—but learn why intoxication is particularly bad for young people.

Allergies

Hives, sneezing, runny nose? Tim and Moby are itching to teach you about allergies!

Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia can be more than being forgetful; it’s a progressive illness.

Anthrax

Learn what causes anthrax, who can get it, and what can be done about it.

Antibiotic Resistance

Don't be scared of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs"--be informed!

Appendix

Would you let Moby operate on a vestigal part of your intestine? Neither would Tim!

Asthma

Asthma can be caused by pollution, allergies, dust, or heredity. Tim and Moby help you learn how to breathe easy!

Autism

Autism. You know the word and might even be familiar with the term ASD. But, it's time to learn all the facts about this increasingly common condition.

Avian Flu

Sounds like a scary movie, with mutating viruses! Tim and Moby tell how Avian Flu can be controlled with culling, vaccines, and embargos.

Babies

From fertilization through pregnancy to birth, it takes a lot to make a person! And Moby’s got a toasty little bundle of joy. . .

Back to School

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.

Balance

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!

Baseball

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!

Basketball

There’s so much more to basketball than putting a ball through a hoop! Tim and Moby talk three-pointers and rebounds.

Behavior

It can be learned, instinctive, reflexive or conditioned, but when is it good or bad? Tim and Moby talk behavior.

Bicycle Safety

Tim and Moby talk about the importance of reflectors, how to properly wear your helmet, and what those weird hand signals mean.

Blood

Plasma, marrow, wounds and clots—Yikes! Tim and Moby in a bloody movie!

Blood Glucose Meter

A simple device to help diabetic people know what’s up (or down) with their insulin and glucose levels.

Blood Pressure

Wondered about those numbers when the doctor takes your blood pressure? Here’s what diastolic and systolic mean, and why no one wants hypertension.

Blood Types

Positive or negative, A, B, or O. What’s yours? And what's a universal donor?

Body Chemistry

Tim and Moby talk about your body’s main sources of fuel, proteins and carbohydrates, and how lipids can help or hurt us.

Body Scans

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

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.

Boogers

Ah, Boogers! Your nose's front line defense gives you immunity against germs and infection. Pick this one—it’s a winner!

Book Report

Plot, character, theme: Learn the ins and outs of writing a great book report.

Braces

Tim and Moby fill you in on orthodontia including overbites, crossbites, underbites and those too easily losable retainers. Brace yourself!

Brain

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!

Broken Bones

Fractures, splints, and x-rays are no fun. But it's pretty cool that something as solid as bone can knit itself back together!

Bruises

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.

Bullying

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.

Burns

Learn about our delicate skin and blisters, scalding, and fires. And hang on to that potholder!

Caffeine

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!

Cancer

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!

Carbohydrates

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.

Cell Specialization

Cell Specialization sounds pretty complicated. But once you learn the difference between eukaryotic and prokaryotic, you’ll practically be a specialist yourself!

Cells

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?!

Cerebral Palsy

Tim and Moby talk about Cerebral Palsy, a muscular disease caused by lesions in the brain.

Chickenpox

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.

Circulatory System

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?

Conflict Resolution

Learn how to resolve your differences with negotiation and compromise, and why it's a bad thing to always get your way.

CPR

The ABCs of CPR are Air, Breathing and Circulation—but how does that work, exactly?

Cyberbullying

Don't be a cyberbully! Learn about good digital citizenship, and how to deal with computer harassment.

Cystic Fibrosis

Take a deep breath and learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of cystic fibrosis.

Death

No point in being scared because (as any mummy will tell you), it’s part of life! And who knows what the afterlife holds?

Diabetes

Too much blood sugar isn’t good! Learn about diet, weight, insulin, and diabetes.

Digestive System

Tummy rumbling? Find out how digestion happens, and what nutrients, saliva, and enzymes do for you!

DNA

DNA is your body’s blueprint, and no one’s got chromosomes quite like you--unless you have a clone! Ooh, do you?

Dreams

Like movies of your subconscious, mixed in with a little wish-fulfillment and some weird neural noise!

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Tim and Moby discuss the symptoms, effects, and treatments of this progressive muscular condition.

Dyslexia

Millions have lived with the reading disorder dyslexia, including some of the greatest artists and thinkers in the world!

Eating Disorders

The causes and treatment of this devastating psychological condition which leads to starvation, binging, and purging.

Ebola

A deadly virus that's difficult to spread

Endocrine System

Hello, Hormones! Learn about the body system that governs growth, energy, and all sorts of cellular activity.

Ethics

Learn about what ethics and ethical dilemmas are, and how to make good decisions in tough situations.

Eyes

Just look at how pupils, lenses, and irises enable us to see the beauty in the world--including that piece of chocolate cake!

Faces

Eyes, noses, mouths, skin--we’ve all got ‘em! But have you ever thought about how much our faces say about who we are?

Fats

Do you know which fats are healthy, and which aren’t? Put down those chips, grab some (unbuttered) popcorn and watch this movie!

Fetal Development

All the steps of a baby’s development, from fertilization to zygote to embryo. And it all begins with one single cell.

First Aid

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?

Fitness

Breaking a sweat can make you look good, control your weight, and improve your health.

Flu and Flu Vaccine

How can a shot keep you healthy? Learn about the flu vaccine, and who should get it.

Food Safety

Refrigeration, pasteurization and expiration dates: Don't be chicken, learn how to keep your food safe!

Football

Fumbling by the goalpost? Kick-off by learning the basics of American football!

Game Theory

Tim and Moby negotiate their way through a movie on Game Theory, a field of economics that formulates mathematical strategies for complex situations.

Genetic Mutations

Some are good, some are bad--but genetic mutations are powerful changes deep within a body’s chromosomal blueprint.

Genetics

Hair, teeth, height--even those pesky allergies! Learn how all of these are part of your genetic inheritance.

Getting Help

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.

Growth

Hormones plus maturation equals growth! Learn all about how you grew from a tiny baby to the hugely fabulous person you are today.

Hair

You’ve heard of blonde, brunette, and redhead. But what's vellum? And follicles? Get the 411 on those lustrous locks of yours!

Headaches

From tension headaches to migraines, discover where headache pain actually originates. (It may not be from where you thought!)

Hearing

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.

Heart

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.

Heredity

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!

Hiccups

BOO! Everybody’s got a cure, but what’s the cause? Spasms in your diaphragm! Tim and Moby explain.

Homeostasis

Whenever you sweat, shiver, or get a fever, that’s homeostasis at work! Learn about how we warm-blooded animals stay cool.

Hormones

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!

Human Body

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.

Immune System

Before your next “Achoo!” Learn about white blood cells, antibodies and how vaccines work. Your body's lookin' out for you!

Infancy

Drooling, teething, and oof--those diapers! Discover the mini-milestones infants go through every day.

Internet Search

Search me? Search you! Tim and Moby know how to research anything online!

Joints

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.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Arthritis doesn’t only affect grandparents; JIA is an autoimmune form of the disease that affects people up to 16 years old.

Lyme Disease

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.

Lymphatic System

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!

Metabolism

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.

Motherhood

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!

Multiple Sclerosis

Learn about this unpredictable autoimmune disorder, its symptoms, and what people are doing to help find a cure!

Muscles

Flex those abs, pecs, and triceps--but watch out for cramps! All about our muscles, how they work and what powers them.

Nails

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.

Nervous System

It helps you tickle, itch, and recoil! Don’t get nervous about this movie--learn how the nervous system coordinates all your actions.

Neurons

These brain transmitters are like organic wires, carrying thoughts and senses around your body!

Nutrition

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.

Obesity

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!)

Olympics

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.

Online Safety

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!

Organic Food

No hormones, radiation or genetic modification--but is organic food actually healthier? Tim and Moby chew the subject over.

Pasteurization

Watch this movie and don’t cry over unspoilt, pasteurized milk! And if pasteurization kills bacteria and germs, what’s ultrapasteurization?

Peak Flow Meter

Don’t gasp! Instead, learn all about peak flow meters, inhalers that calm your lungs and help control asthma.

Peer Pressure

We all want to be popular, but there's a difference between friendship and conforming. Learn how to cope when the pressure’s on.

Period

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!

Puberty

Taller, hairier, and oh so hormonal! Tim and Moby take us through the wild maturing time known as puberty.

Reading Skills

Tim and Moby tell you how to up your reading skills: Prepare, preview, skim, jot notes and make a movie in your head!

Reproductive System

A movie about how reproduction, and the seminal tale of when sperm meets egg and fertilization ensues. Hey, it happened to you!

Research

Learn how to find secondary and primary sources of information for a research paper.

Respiratory System

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.

RNA

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.

Salt

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.

SARS

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was a pandemic of the last decade--so what the heck is a coronavirus, and how do we avoid it?

Scoliosis

Everybody’s spine curves a little bit, but some kids’ backbones curve too much. Learn about scoliosis, its detection and treatment.

Sex Determination

Did you know your gender is determined at the moment of fertilization? Learn how!

Skeleton

Tibula, fibular, and vertebrae: The skeletal bones might not be unbreakable, but they sure keep us connected! No ribbing, you can learn about your skeletal system in this movie.

Skin

Your epidermis is showing! Also your pores, flesh, maybe some zits. . .get the skinny on skin from Tim and Moby.

Sleep

Ah, to sleep--perchance to dream, sleepwalk, snore, maybe drool a little! Tim and Moby walk you through nighttime Zzzzzzzz’s.

Smallpox

A pox upon this virus! It caused ongoing epidemics--So who came up with the vaccination, and how did that change the world?

Smell

Get a whiff of this movie about the important olfactory gland, one of our most powerful and evocative senses!

Smoking

Just. . .don’t. Not because we say so, but because choosing lung and throat cancer, emphysema, and addiction is the opposite of cool.

Soccer

Tim and Moby pitch a movie about the most popular sport in the world--Soccer! (Known as football to folks outside of the U.S.) Get the info on everything from FIFA to the World Cup.

Spinal Cord

Tim and Moby ride the highway between your your brain and your peripheral nervous system--the spinal cord!

Stem Cells

Tim and Moby talk about Stem cells, unspecialized cells which continue to divide and give rise to specialized cells, which can be used to cure different diseases! But is it right?

Steroids

There's been lots in the news about steroid abuse, from high school athletes to professional sports. Find out what these drugs do and why they're so dangerous.

Stress

Learn how your mind and body respond to nervousness and anxiety, and what you can do to relax those jitters.

Sun Protection

Don't get burned--learn about melanin, UV rays, and sunblock. (Or you could fake tan, but you might end up as orange as Moby!)

Swine Flu

Get the facts about the swine flu virus: What it is, how an outbreak spreads, and what you can do to protect yourself.

Taste

Life would be bitter--not sweet--without our sense of taste. Tim and Moby talk about our tastebuds and tell you what on earth umami is!

Teeth

Take a bite out of this movie on teeth and dental care--then floss and brush, baby--floss and brush!

Test Preparation

There’s a big difference between cramming and preparing: Learn how to take a test!

Touch

All the sensations you experience, from a tickle to a sting! Tim and Moby help you feel your way around the sense of touch.

Twins

Whether identical or fraternal, having a twin would be a pretty cool thing. But how do twins happen--and which one gets the top bunk?

Urinary System

We all pee, but why? Tim and Moby explain the urinary system and how your kidneys and bladder work.

Vaccines

Yeah, shots aren’t fun, but neither are smallpox, flu, or polio. Learn about what vaccines are and why we’re so lucky to have these injections in our lives.

Viruses

They're like a scary movie where something gets inside you and starts to replicate! What makes these uninvited guests tick, and how to fight them off?

Vision Problems

Whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, at some point we all need an opthamologist. Learn about the windows to your soul, how eyes work, and how to take care of them!

Voice

High-pitched soprano or low-pitched bass, singing is fun. Talking's not so bad either, and Moby just loves to Beep! Learn why we sound the way we do.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is a disease spread by mosquito bites. But don’t get scared--get educated! Watch this movie and remember to use your mosquito repellent.