Flight

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—a plane! How do those huge jumbo planes get up in the air anyway? Watch this BrainPOP movie on flight for a helpful introduction to exactly how planes fly despite their enormous weight. In the movie, Tim and Moby will teach you how the curved shape of a plane’s wings allow it to experience a force called lift; how jet engines provide the thrust that moves a plane forward; and how pilots make planes climb, dive, and turn. We’ve got everything you’ve always wanted to know about flying, so fasten your safety belt, put your seat in an upright position, and get ready to soar!

Forces Lesson Plan: Air Resistance Egg Drop Parachute Experiment

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Forces to learn about what force is and how forces, such as gravity, friction, and air resistance, affect movement. Then students apply their understanding of forces and motion by conducting an experiment in which they drop eggs with different-sized parachutes and predict the results. Students share their outcomes with the class. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Forces of Flight Lesson Plan: CSI Flight Adventures

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including two online games) to explore the properties and physics of flight. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Energy Technology and Science Industries Lesson Plan: STEM Careers of the Future

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students will analyze a slideshow of the 10 best careers of the future. Students will use BrainPOP and other internet resources to research one of these careers, or design their own career based upon the most pressing 21st century needs identified in the slideshow. Each student will create an individual slide and description based on his or her selected career to create a collaborative slideshow about STEM careers of the future. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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