Global Warming

It seems like everywhere you turn people are talking about global warming. So what the heck is it? Lucky for you, there’s a whole BrainPOP movie on this very subject! In it, Tim and Moby will walk you through the science behind this hot topic. You’ll find out where the term “greenhouse gas” comes from; how certain gases affect the atmosphere; and why warm winters aren’t as pleasant as they sound. You’ll see how just a few degrees change in the temperature can have a huge impact on the environment and why scientists think that humans are probably making things a whole lot worse. Finally, you’ll get some tips on how you can do your part to fight global warming. Get educated — it’s not too late!

Natural Disasters Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify and explore various types of natural disasters. Students will explain whether natural disasters are weather-related or geology-related. Next, they’ll research a self-selected or teacher-selected natural disaster using BrainPOP resources, and complete a graphic organizer explaining the cause/effect relationships behind the selected disaster. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »