April is Earth Awareness Month

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Celebrate Earth Day every day with eco-friendly movies and games! Earth Awareness Movies BrainPOP provides movies featuring a broad range of environmental topics in these Science units: Diversity of...

Introduction to Pendulums Lesson Plan: Pendulum Lab

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In this middle school lesson plan developed by our partner, PhET, students use an interactive simulation called Pendulum Lab to design controlled experiments to identify how variables affect the motio...

Planets and Galaxies Lesson Plan: Sizing Up the Universe Interactive Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8. students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive) to explore the vastness of the universe and the size and distance between c...

Solar System Game Lesson Plan: Build and Learn

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In this solar system lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to define a celestial body and explain how objects orbit and rotate. Students then use online gamin...

Atomic Bonding Lesson Plan: Atom Touch

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Atom Touch, a simulation that invites learners to explore principles of thermodynamics and molecular dynamics. Specifically, they gain a ha...

Computational Modeling Lesson Plan: Marvelous Models

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Marvelous Models, a game that challenges them to create models from scratch. Through play, students gain insight into a system through the ...

Molecule Arrangement Lesson Plan: Crystal Cave

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Crystal Cave, a game that challenges them to arrange molecules of different shapes and properties into an ordered, stable configuration. Th...
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Collisions: Ionic Bonding

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Put your chemistry knowledge to the test with our newest game: Collisions: Ionic Bonding from our partner PlayMada. Collisions challenges students to build ionic compounds that satisfy target rati...

Collisions Ionic Bonding: SnapThought Prompts

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Have your students signed up for individual accounts? If you have a school-wide subscription to BrainPOP, students will be able to use the SnapThought ® tool to play Collisions: Ionic Bonding. The ...

Forming Ionic Compounds Lesson Plan: Collisions Ionic Bonding

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features the game Collisions: Ionic Bonding. The game challenges students to build ionic compounds that satisfy target ratios. As they move up levels, the c...