BrainPOP Lessons organized by Topic.

Acceleration

Mass, force, weight: This speedy animated movie gives you velocity on the rules governing acceleration and deceleration!

Acids and Bases

Why do acids eat through metal? Why does dishwashing liquid have a high pH? Tim and Moby talk acids and bases, ions and lemons.

Active Transport

Cells need nourishment, too! Tim and Moby introduce you to active transport, where substances move through gaps in a cell membrane.

Ada Lovelace

Meet Ada Lovelace, British mathematician and the first computer programmer!

Agricultural Revolution

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!

Air Pollution

Cough, cough! Tim and Moby talk smog, soot, and CO2, plus show how to develop Earth awareness.

Albert Einstein

Tim and Moby introduce you to the Nobel-winning scientist Albert Einstein, the physicist who revolutionized our understanding of space and time.

Algae

There's life on that thar pond! Tim and Moby discuss algae, photosynthesis, and chlorophyll, plus algae's environmental impact.

Aliens

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.

Amphibians

Learn the life-cycle of amphibians, those super-adaptable creatures that include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Ribbit!

Ants

Are ants pests, or fascinating escoskeletal insects with a complex social network of drones and workers? Moby knows the answer!

Apollo Project

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.

Arachnids

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?

Asexual Reproduction

Some creatures clone themselves to reproduce their genes. Mitosis and budding are cool, but just get a load of limb regeneration!

Asteroids

A shooting star may have wiped out the dinosaurs!? Find out more about the space rocks known as asteroids.

Atomic Model

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

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.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves are more than than just pretty foliage: Learn why deciduous leaves change color in this animated movie!

Avalanches

Tim and Moby discuss the terrible power of avalanches, snowy natural disasters caused by opposing forces of stress and strength.

Bacteria

Microscopic bacterium exist everywhere--even on our bodies! Learn how these microorganisms can be good or harmful.

Bats

Cave-dwelling, fruit-eating mammals with a bad vampire rep! Is it true? Learn about the echolations of our bat-pals.

Batteries

An energizing nine-volt convo about the relevant parts of a battery, from anode to electrolyte.

Behavior

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

Benjamin Franklin

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!

Big Bang

The universe wasn't always here. Learn the scientific explanation of how it came to be in this animated movie!

Biofuels

Learn about cleaner-burning, entirely renewable fuels!

Birds

Ah, to have the wings of a dove! Learn all about birds and how they fly in this Tim and Moby movie.

Black Holes

Think your school day is long? Try living in a black hole, dense places in space where gravity prevents even light from escaping!

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.

Building Basics

Find out how buildings are designed to withstand the effects of gravity, compression, and tension.

Buoyancy

Throw an anchor into the ocean and it sinks. So why does a boat holding an anchor float? Discover the mysteries of buoyancy!

Camouflage

Learn about camouflage, the protective coloring that allows animals to survive by blending into the background.

Carbon Cycle

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!

Carbon Dating

How old is that fossil in the window? Learn how scientists use a radioactive isotope called carbon-14 to find out the answer!

Carnivorous Plants

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!

Cats

Hello, kitty! Cats and the Internet go together like whisker and purr. Watch this movie to learn all about our feline friends.

Cell Specialization

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

Cell Structures

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.

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?!

Cellular Respiration

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.

Charles Darwin

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.

Chemical Bonds

Tim and Moby give a chemistry lesson in how atoms come together to form molecules. It's a nucleic miracle!

Chemical Equations

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.

Classification

How do scientists order the millions of organisms and species on Earth? Class, family, species...We're not sure about Moby.

Climate Change

Human activity is kicking global warming into overdrive! Find out how you can help slow down climate change and get our planet off the hot seat.

Climate Types

Tim and Moby tell you all about the earth’s different climate systems, from weather in the frozen poles to the steaming-hot tropics!

Cloning

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.

Clouds

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.

Cnidarians

Don't get stung! Dive into the ocean and learn about these wiggly invertebrates of the sea, including jellyfish, corals, and hydras.

Color

Are we on the same wavelength about color? Tim and Moby explain why the grass is green and the sky is blue.

Comets

Tim and Moby tell you the cool story of comets, icy meteors that orbit the sky, and introduce you to Halley’s and Hyakutake.

Compounds and Mixtures

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?

Concept Mapping

Learn how to use concept maps to navigate your knowledge!

Conditioning

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!

Conservation of Mass

Scotty won’t be beaming you up anytime soon. Why? Because the conservation of mass makes it impossible! Tim and Moby explain thermodynamics.

Conserving Energy

Tim and Moby show you how insulation, recycling, and using renewable energy sources can preserve the planet and be easier than you think!

Constellations

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.

Coral

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.

Critical Reasoning

Not all arguments are created equal--learn how to spot the good ones and reject the bad ones!

Crystals

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.

Current Electricity

Tim and Moby trace electricity's path from the coils and turbines of the power plant into your home!

DNA

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

Dark Matter

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.

Daylight Saving Time

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.

Deserts

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?

Diffusion

Do you smell a funny odor? Don’t let it disturb your equilibrium, instead thank diffusion!

Dinosaurs

Tim and Moby take you on a dino-mite adventure through the world of the extinct

Distance, Rate, and Time

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.

Dogs

Purebred or adorable mutt, terrier or hound, Tim and Moby tell you everything you need to know about our pals the canines.

Dolly the Sheep

It's not science fiction anymore: Scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep. Learn about Dolly, the world's first clone made from adult DNA.

Dolphins

Friendly flippered mammals of the sea, whose echolocations help them get around safely and avoid becoming prey!

Dreams

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

Droughts

Learn how local weather and climate conditions can lead to long-term water shortages.

Earth

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.

Earth's Atmosphere

It's the air you breathe, and so much more! In this movie, learn about the many layers of Earth's atmosphere!

Earth's Structure

We all know what happens on the surface of the earth, but what happens beneath the surface? Learn about your planet's internal structure!

Earthquakes

Tim and Moby introduce you to the mechanics of earthquakes, natural disasters measured by seismograms and caused by tectonic shifts.

Eclipse

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!

Ecosystems

Tim and Moby talk ecosystems! Learn what communities, populations, and habitats really are, and about the importance of preserving our biomes.

Electric Circuits

Tim and Moby give you a working knowledge of electrical circuits, including the power source, terminals, and volts. It’s all pretty shocking!

Electricity

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?

Electromagnetic Induction

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!

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Somewhere, over the...electromagnetic spectrum? Learn about radars, light wavelengths, and radiation. You won't get this story over the radio!

Electromagnets

Electricity and magnetism...two sides of the same coin.

Elephants

Meet the elephant, an endangered animal found throughout Africa and Asia that’s big on brainpower, big on appetite, and just plain BIG!

Energy Pyramid

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?

Energy Sources

Tim and Moby talk about diverse energy sources like coal, gas, windmills, solar power, uranium and corn. Wait--Corn? With or without butter?

Erosion

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...

Everglades

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?

Exoplanets

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!

Extinction

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.

Fibonacci Sequence

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.

Fire

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.

Fish

Cold-blooded, scaly, and tasty vertebrates! Tim and Moby fill you to the gills with information about our finned friends, the fish!

Flight

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!

Floods

Surging forces of nature brought to us by storms, tides, and mankind! Tim and Moby explain one of the most common natural disasters, floods.

Food Chains

Predator or prey, consumer or producer? How about all of the above? Tim and Moby talk about how the food chain connects every species.

Force

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!

Forms of Energy

In this electric movie, Tim and Moby talk energy and introduce you to its different forms, including solar, nuclear, and potential energies.

Fossil Fuels

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...

Fossils

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.

Fuel Cells

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!

Fungi

Mold, yeast, and mushrooms, oh my! Learn about the diverse world of fungi, from truffles to penicillin.

Galaxies

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.

Galileo Galilei

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!

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.

Gas and Oil

Tim and Moby talk about our troublesome relationship with the car, and how refined fuels and carbon dioxide are contributing to the greenhouse effect.

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.

Geologic Time

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.

George Washington Carver

Learn how George Washington Carver became a renowned scientist during the Jim Crow era

Giant Squid

Giant squid off the port bow--prepare the tartar sauce! Tim and Moby talk about the wriggly underwater world of squid, octopi, and mollusks.

Gills

How do cold-blooded creatures breathe underwater? Gills! But it’s not actually water that fish are breathing. Tim and Moby teach you more.

Glaciers

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!

Gravity

It controls the tides, helps planets orbit, and keeps us all on earth! Tim and Moby give gravity some love.

Greenhouse Effect

Learn what the greenhouse effect is, and how gases in Earth’s atmosphere contribute to deforestation and melting icecaps. Someone, open a window!

Groundwater

What do wells, springs, and wetlands have in common? Tim and Moby discover Groundwater in this geyser of a BrainPOP movie.

Heat

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.

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!

Hibernation

Hibernation isn’t just sleep--it’s how animals go dormant and survive the winter. But do bears really hibernate? You’ll be surprised!

Honeybees

Tim and Moby don protective beekeeper hats and introduce you to the buzzing, nectar-filled world of queens, workers, and drones.

Horses

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?

Human Evolution

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.

Humans and the Environment

Learn how everyday things we consume affect our environment on a large scale, and how renewable, natural energy resources can help undo the damage.

Humidity

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.

Hurricanes

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.

Hybrid Cars

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?

Hydraulics

Tim and Moby in a piston-packing movie about the engineering feats of hydraulics, which uses the power of liquid to move machines!

Ice Age

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.

Imagination

Memories, dreams, creativity, perceptions—All part of the world inside your head.

Inclined Plane

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!

Insects

Antennae here, exoskeletons there, insects can be found everywhere! Well, maybe not EVERYWHERE, but bugs can survive in almost any environment.

International Space Station

You'll shuttle out of here and rocket forward as Tim and Moby take you on an animated tour of the International Space Station!

Invertebrates

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.

Ions

What gives ions their charge? And can you put anions in a salad? Find out in this shocking expose.

Isaac Newton

It isn’t all about the apple! Sir Isaac Newton revolutionized the fields of physics, mathematics and astronomy.

Isotopes

Interested in chemistry? Learn why atomic number and an atom’s mass are so important to understanding isotopes, which are variants of chemical elements!

Jane Goodall

Meet Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist and anthropologist who studies chimps in the wild, and is an advocate of ecological preservation.

Jupiter

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!

Kinetic Energy

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!

Land Biomes

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?

Leap Year

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!

Leonardo da Vinci

This movie paints a picture of the original Renaissance man: sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist, painter and mathematician. Leonardo!

Levers

From seesaws to tweezers to wheelbarrows, the lever has proven to be one of the best simple machines ever!

Life Cycle of Stars

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!

Light

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!

Magnetism

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!

Mammals

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?

Marie Curie

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.

Mars

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!

Matter Changing States

Abracadabra! Watch magical Tim take ordinary ice cubes and turn them into water, then steam! But can he reverse the process? Nope!

Measuring Matter

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.

Mercury

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.

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.

Metals

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!

Metamorphosis

Come learn how tadpoles become frogs and caterpillars blossom into butterflies, through the transformation known as metamorphosis! But how can it be incomplete?

Metric Units

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?

Microscopes

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!

Migration

Those seasonal flocks of birds over your head, intent on Florida? That's migration, the instinctive re-homing of animals caused by changing seasons.

Milky Way

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.

Mineral Identification

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.

Mitosis

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.

Moles

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.

Mollusks

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!

Monotremes

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.

Moon

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.

Moon Phases

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?

Mountains

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!

Nanotechnology

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!

Natural Disasters

We can’t control ‘em, but we can be informed and prepared. Tim and Moby talk hurricane, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.

Natural Resources

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!

Natural Selection

Find out how Darwin went to the Galapagos Islands and discovered how species adapted surprisingly, evolved differently, and yet are still connected.

Neptune

Tim and Moby check out the little blue planet of Neptune and the funky clumpy rings that surround it.

Newton's Laws of Motion

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!

Nikola Tesla

Step into the world of Nikola Tesla, the man who electrified our lives!

Nitrogen Cycle

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.

Nobel Prize

It’s one dynamite prize! Learn about Sweden’s annual Nobel Prizes, and people you know who’s won (Hemingway, Curie, Einstein, Obama...)

North Pole

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!

Nuclear Energy

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.

Ocean Currents

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.

Ocean Floor

Underwater mountains and shelves? Discover how ocean currents and the movement of tectonic plates forms trenches, valleys, plains, and ridges.

Oceans

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!

Organic Food

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

Outer Solar System

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.

Ozone Layer

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.

Pandas

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.

Passive Transport

Tim and Moby teach you about passive transport and how cells’ membranes get everything they need from their environment.

Penguins

They’re flightless, tuxedoed, and occasionally even emperors--plus, they drink saltwater. Talk about an odd bird. Tim and Moby do!

Periodic Table of Elements

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!

Photosynthesis

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!

Plant Growth

How does your garden grow? Flowers, fruit, and photosynthesis! Plus a whole mess of pollination. . .

Plastic

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.

Plate Tectonics

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.

Pluto

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!

Pollination

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...

Population Growth

Our population is exploding! Tim and Moby talk about how that affects our resources and environment in this animated BrainPOP movie.

Potential Energy

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.

Power

What's it take to get work done quickly? Power, dude. Power. Tim and Moby discuss power and its cousins, work, effort, and force!

Precision and Accuracy

Bull’s Eye! Learn the difference between precision and accuracy, which are kind of like measurements of measurement!

Primates

Tim and Moby are bananas about the diverse group of mammals that includes monkeys, apes, marmosets, and you!

Property Changes

It's nothing about flipping houses. Find out the difference between chemical and physical changes, and learn some real-life examples. Ice cream, anyone?

Protists

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).

Protozoa

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.

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.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring kickstarted the modern environmental movement and inspired millions. One book really can change the world!

Radioactivity

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!

Rainbows

Somewhere, over the refracted light, bluebirds fly...Learn all about rainbows, and the waves and frequencies of light. Pot of gold not included.

Recycling

Glass, plastic, paper, aluminum: Why bother recycling them? This movie shows you exactly why, and how you can develop your earth awareness!

Refraction and Diffraction

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.

Relativity

Sometimes science is stranger than fiction! Stretch your brain to the limits of space and time in this animated movie!

Reptiles

Discover the four main groups of reptiles - lizards, crocodilians, snakes, and turtles. But who can change their color at will?

Rivers

Tim and Moby open the floodgates of information and explain how rivers forms, and what makes up a river system.

Rock Cycle

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.

Sally Ride

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?

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.

Satellites

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!

Saturn

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!

Savanna

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.

Science Projects

We’ve come to the conclusion that science projects rock! Learn about hypotheses, how to conduct experiments, and other science skills.

Scientific Method

There’s a scientific method to Tim and Moby’s madness! Learn about observation, experimentation--and oh, those heady conclusions!

Scopes Monkey Trial

The trial that decided what kids learn about human history. Darwinism and creationism were the focus of this debate between modern and traditional world views. But where does the monkey come into it?

Seasons

Spring into action! Find some summer love! Fall into this movie and learn about the seasons! Um. Uh, Winter! Winter, Winter, Winter.

Seed Plants

Fruit and flowers are pretty (or tasty) transports for gymnosperms and angiosperms, which keep plant life vibrant on Earth.

Seedless Plants

Move over, seed plants--the history of life on Earth would look a whole lot different if it weren’t for ferns and mosses! Tim and Moby don't spore a single detail.

Sharks

Learn all about the oceans' top predators!

Six Kingdoms

Sounds like a Tolkien book, but really the six kingdoms are about the classification of all species on earth. What kingdom do you belong in? How about Moby?

Sleep

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

Snowflakes

Oh beautiful latticed icy crystals, how do you form? As you’d imagine, this winter-fresh snowflake movie is pretty cool!

Soil

What's the difference between dirt and soil? How about between weathering and erosion? Tim digs for answers in this movie about the earth on Earth!

Solar Energy

An earth-friendly renewable source of energy that comes to us straight from the sun! Tim and Moby discuss the pros and cons. But how does it make our calculators work?

Solar System

We’ve got moons, planets, dwarf planets, satellites, and constellations. What’s your favorite object in our solar system? We like Earth, but that’s ‘cause we live there!

Solstice and Equinox

The longest day of the year? We love it! Follow planet Earth around the sun and the sun across the sky as we learn about solstices and equinoxes!

Sound

Shhh...Can you hear that? It's the sound of a swell movie about sound! Learn how pitch, frequency, and vibration influence everything you hear.

South Pole

Learn about the animals and plants on the South Pole, and why the continent has no permanent residents but still needs to be governed. Also, did you know there are actually three South Poles?

Space Flight

Take an orbit around this space flight movie and learn the two basic types of rocket, how they get the thrust to launch from Earth, and about NASA’s shuttles and satellites.

Spiders

Yep, they crawl, spin webs, and suck the blood out of their prey. But spiders do a lot of good, too! Learn all things arachnid in this BrainPOP movie.

Sponges

Some sponges you use to clean the dishes, but some are ALIVE! So put down that loofah and thrill as Tim and Moby tell you all about this invertebrate animal!

Standard and Scientific Notation

Some numbers are too big or too small to fit on a page! Tim and Moby use decimal power, the power of tens, to show you about standard and scientific notation.

States of Matter

Solid, liquid and gas can be different states of the same matter. How? Tim and Moby show you how changes in temperature can really affect a molecule.

Static Electricity

It’s shocking! It’s current! This movie will spark your interest in static electricity (and teach how those charged atoms can make your hair stand on end).

Statistics

Stat! Tim and Moby learn how statistical studies take a sampling of large bodies of information and turn it into odds and probabilities.

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?

Sumerians

Meet the folks who literally invented the wheel! Explore a typical Sumerian city-state, from the ziggurat at the center of town to the king who kept an eye on trade, politics, and religious ceremonies.

Sun

How cool would it be to have your very own star? Well, guess what - we do! So slather on the SPF and watch this movie about our life source, the sun.

Symbiosis

You scratch my back, and I’ll show you a movie on Symbiosis! It’s a mutual relationship between species that can be beneficial or (hello, fleas!) parasitic.

Taiga

If you’re all about a sub-arctic forest biome, the Taiga is for you! And so’s this movie on this ecosystem and its long, long winters.

Telescopes

Find out all about the optics of telescopes and how their stargazing abilities magnified our knowledge.

Temperature

Feeling a little hot under the collar? Or are you cool as a cucumber? Get a degree of information about temperature in this animated movie!

Thomas Edison

The inventor who changed the world (but didn’t really invent the lightbulb), this famous scientist was known as The Wizard of Menlo Park. Learn about Thomas Edison!

Thunderstorms

What's that rumbling in the distant sky? It's rain! It’s lightening! It’s a thunderstorm! Tim and Moby investigate these awe-inspiring storms.

Tides

Find out how the moon controls the gravity of tides on Earth, and how tides can provide us with renewable energy sources!

Time Zones

What does your degree of longitude and latitude have to do with what time it is? TIm and Moby talk about time.

Tornadoes

Come out of your basement and click on this weather movie about twisters, the windy natural disasters caused by changes in air pressure and wind direction!

Tropical Rainforests

Welcome to the jungle! Learn about its species and its ecosystem. Tim and Moby give you the understory of the incredibly lush rainforest biome, known as the lungs of the earth.

Tsunami

A shifting of tectonic plates, an underwater earthquake, a tidal surge and then--Tsunami! Learn about these forces of nature from Tim and Moby.

Tundra

What's cold and dry and fragile but neat all the same? Why, it's tundra! Learn about this biome here! And let Moby know if you see any reindeer.

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?

Types of Rocks

What’s lava got to do with it? Did you know there are types of semi-liquid which can form rocks? Tim and Moby talk igneous and marble, erosion and minerals.

Underwater World

Oh coral reefs, underwater canyons, and waving sea anemone. . . let’s visit the world beneath the sea, for more than the halibut.

Uranus

Learn about the seventh planet from the sun, a weird place with flipped seasons and loads of orbiting rings!

Venus

Meet our sulphuric sister, the second planet from the sun, Venus!

Vertebrates

You crazy vertebrate, you probably haven’t even thanked your spine and skeleton today! Tim and Moby put a little backbone into this animated movie.

Volcanoes

Violent eruptions! Huge plumes of gas! Rivers of molten lava! This movie investigates all this stuff and more!

Wangari Maathai

Learn how a remarkable Kenyan woman fought for equality, democracy, and the environment… one tree at a time!

Waste Management

Where does the trash go after you leave it at the curb? It could be incinerated, to reduce 90% of its volume, or composted for use as fertilizer, or recycled for re-use! So what’s holding you up? Take out the trash already!

Water

Two-thirds of the earth is covered with it! It makes up most of your body weight! In this animated movie, Tim and Moby dive into the subject of water.

Water Cycle

See how surface water gets into the atmosphere and how water vapor condenses to form rain clouds. . .which then get your feet wet and turns into surface water again!

Water Pollution

How sewage, chemicals, and factory waste affects the water on our planet. Tim and Moby talk about how we can clean up our rivers, lakes, oceans, and seas!

Water Supply

The biggest difference between seawater and freshwater? Only the latter is drinkable! Learn how only a tiny fraction of the world’s water is safe for humans, and how to conserve this resource.

Waves

Ocean waves and sound waves are really similar: They've got troughs and crests, and frequencies and interferences, but did you know earthquakes travel in waves, too?

Weather

Weathermen always going on about storm fronts and barometers, what does that mean exactly? Tim and Moby give you a hailstorm of weather information.

Weathering

Learn how rocks break down into soil and how natural forces like wind and rain can actually change the shape of Earth’s surface.

Wheel and Axle

Tim and Moby explain how the wheel and axle work as a simple machine, and have for around 7,000 years! Hey, if it ain't broke...

Wildfires

Brush up on wildfires—learn why they spread, how they can be helpful and what you can do to stay safe.

Wind

Where do those gusts come from? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. . . and in the jet streams, and the doldrums.

Wind Energy

Find out how those turbine blades turn air into electricity, and why wind power rocks Tim and Moby into earth awareness!

Work

Tim and Moby put a lot of effort into this look into what makes work work.

pH Scale

How does acid eat through stuff? What happens when you combine an acid with a base? Tim and Moby explore these questions and more in this non-neutral movie on the pH scale!