Fish

There’s something fishy in here! Fish are the largest group of vertebrates, so Tim and Moby would like to tell you all about them! In this BrainPop movie, they describe just what makes a fish a fish. You’ll learn about the special features of a fish’s body, from its fins to its gills to other specialized parts like sucker-mouths and swim bladders. Find out the differences between the three main types of fish, which include bony fish, cartilaginous fish, and agnathan or jawless fish. Discover how it is that fish do all that breathing under water! And you’ll find out why fish are such an important part of the human diet. Believe us, you’ll dig this movie, heart and sole!

Trout Anatomy Lesson Plan: Build-A-Trout Interactive

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students use the interactive simulation Build-A-Trout to explore a trout’s organs and understand how they work in relation to each other. Working in pairs or small groups, students will build a trout, and learn about the role of each organ system. Case studies challenge students to identify organ systems related to different activities within the trout’s body.   This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Frog Anatomy Lesson Plan: Build-A-Frog Interactive

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students use the interactive simulation Build-A-Frog  to explore a frog’s organs and understand how they  work in relation to each other. Working in pairs or small groups, students will build a frog from the organs up, and learn about the role of each organ system. Case studies challenge students to identify organ systems related to different activities within the frog’s body.   This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Jacques Cousteau Lesson Plan: Write an Obituary

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-10, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about how Jacques Cousteau applied his passion for undersea exploration, film making, innovating, and later conservation to create documentaries as well as one of the first television nature shows. Using what they learn, students will write an obituary remembering Cousteau’s achievements and contributions.   This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Invasive Species Lesson Plan: The Invasion Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore the effects of invasive species. They will participate in a game simulation in which they must stop carp (a non-native species) from progressing through the waterways to Lake Michigan. (more...) This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Animals Lesson Plan: Diversity of Life

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore various types of animals and their classification. Students then create a collaborative BrainPOP-based lesson to teach other students about the diversity of life through a selected animal or animal characteristic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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