Simple Machines

Simple Machines: Preparing for Play

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Introduce the concept of simple machines using a classroom door! Students like to see how simple machines are a part of everyday life, and this is an easy way to illustrate that fact. Through the acti...
graphs and games

Track Game Progress with Graphs

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If you’re using educational games over a period of time, ask your students to track game progress with graphs. Whenever a game is played, direct students to record their scores and a variable that s...

Number Jumble Math Game Lesson Plan: Multiples

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 2-5, students will use BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP resources (including an online math game) to practice multiplying whole numbers and/or decimals. Stu...

Fractions Lesson Plan: Treefrog Treasure

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In this fractions lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 2-5, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore fractions and match and/or compare fractional amounts....

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Lesson Plan: The Quandary Game

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This problem-solving lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, centers around an online gamed called Quandary that engages students in making ethical decisions about a society they are helping to s...

Simple Machines Lesson Plan: An Online Game and Learning Stations

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In this simple machines lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-6, students use BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP resources (including an online science game) to explore a variety of simple machines. Stu...

Ayiti, a Classic Game from Global Kids, Comes to GameUp.

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Ayiti is the latest addition to GameUp in conjunction with Global Kids! We’re really excited to share this unique game with you. Ayiti is a turn based, strategy game that challenges players to mana...

States of Matter Lesson Plan: Matter Sorter Game

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the states of matter. Students will determine whether an example of matter is a solid, liquid, gas, o...

Presidential Powers and Responsibilities Lesson Plan: Executive Command Game

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In this Executive Command game lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore presidential powers and responsibilities. Students will also apply knowledge ...

The Ayiti Game and The Effects of Poverty Lesson Plan

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This lesson, appropriate for grades 6-12, will give students an opportunity to explore the effects of poverty and lack of education through an interactive game. Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a web-based,...