If you’ve ever walked up a ramp, then you’re familiar with one of the simple machines that people have used for thousands of years — the inclined plane! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain the physics behind how inclined planes work. You’ll discover why you can see them in lots of places — in ramps, doorstops, axles, and even in screws! And you’ll learn how inclined planes decrease the amount of effort you need to expend to move something. It’s a simple physical concept, but it’s an important one too — watch our movie and learn all about it!
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-6, students use BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP resources (including an online science game) to explore simple machines. Students participate in cooperative hands-on learning activities to investigate different types of simple machines. They will also create their own simple machines during online gameplay and afterward using classroom materials. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
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 »