Seed Plants

Can we plant a seed in your mind about seed plants? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the world of vascular plants that bear seeds! Discover the difference between the two major categories of seed plants, gymnosperms and angiosperms. And find out which of these groups produces fruit and flowers, and which relies more on pine cones. You’ll also learn about the different classes of angiosperm, and see what makes them distinct. After watching our movie, you can tell your neighbors about your neighboring plants!

Structures of a Sugar Maple Tree Lesson Plan: Build-A-Tree Interactive

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to learn about the structures and substructures of a sugar maple tree. Students work in teams to identify a tree's parts and structures, predict how the tree will change throughout the seasons, and attempt case studies where a problem with the tree must be linked to the structure affected. 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 »