The BrainPOP Challenge is an interactive exercise that tests student knowledge of a BrainPOP topic. Each topic has a Challenge that contains four of eight possible tasks.  Watch our screencast for an overview of each task type.

To help you make the most of the BrainPOP Challenge, we’ve provided specific tips for each type of Challenge task, including Learning Objectives, Implementation Tips, and ELL Strategies.  For general tips and strategies, review Differentiation Support for Challenge Tasks. You can also review how the BrainPOP Challenge aligns with the Common Core State Standards.

Concept Map

What is Concept Mapping and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will identify relationships between ideas by dragging concepts to t...
The Concept Map Challenge task asks students to create a concept map that demonstrates their understanding of the connections among ideas. H...
The first and most important type of comprehensible input for ELLs is visual. Concept mapping gives students a space to creatively represen...

Diagram Label

Why is Labeling a Diagram an Important Skill?   Objective: Students apply their understanding of a concept by identifying parts of a diagr...
The Diagram Label Challenge task asks students to label a diagram to illustrate a concept from a BrainPOP movie.  Here are some ideas for m...
For ELLs or any student who may have difficulty with labeling diagrams, try these tips and strategies: Do the Challenge with students...

Fill in the Sentence

What is Fill in the Sentence and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will read with purpose, completing sentences by dragging and ...
The Fill in the Sentence Challenge builds comprehension and strengthens vocabulary by having students use context clues and what they learn...
Fill in the Sentence Challenges offer an opportunity for ELLs to apply their understanding of the new vocabulary. To support them, you can ...

Match

What is Matching and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will match images and/or words based on content specific criteria to asse...
The Match Challenge task invites students to evaluate, compare, and match information featured in the associated BrainPOP movie . Here are s...
For ELLs or any student who may have difficulty with a matching activity, try these tips and strategies: Visual movie hunt using Bra...

Multiple Response

What is Multiple Response and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will understand a question stem, prompt, or conceptual rule and i...
The Multiple Response Challenge task asks students to identify multiple correct responses to a prompt or question to demonstrate their unde...
For ELLs or any students who may have difficulty with completing multiple response type of questions,  try these tips and strategies: ...

Sequence

What is Sequencing and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will sort topic-related events or information in sequential order Seq...
Sequence Challenges ask students to put information or events from a BrainPOP movie in order.   Here are some ideas for making the most ...
For ELLs or anyone who may have difficulty with sequencing try these tips and strategies: Do the Challenge task with students. You iden...

Text Highlight

What is Text Highlighting and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will demonstrate understanding by highlighting specific text, suc...
The Text Highlight Challenge task asks students to highlight specific information in a text, such as a main idea or supporting evidence. Her...
To make the Text Highlight Challenge comprehensible and accessible to ELLs, pre-teach relevant vocabulary. Make sure your students understa...

Venn Diagram

What is a Venn Diagram and Why is it Important?   Objective: Students will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast information and reco...
The Venn diagram Challenge task asks students to group information from a BrainPOP movie by similarities and differences. Here are some idea...
For ELLs or anyone who may have difficulty completing a Venn diagram, try these tips and strategies: Recognize academic vocabulary. Int...