Life Cycle of Stars Lesson Plan: Journey Through an Exploded Star

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-9, students discover, explore, and play to  learn about the life cycle of stars and the connection between elements and space. The culminating activity, Jou...

Day of the Dead Lesson Plan: Build an Ofrenda

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos--its origins, the Aztec people, and this holiday is celebrated...
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Remembering September 11th

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The anniversary of September 11 may raise difficult and challenging questions from children. BrainPOP's  September 11 movie is intended to support educators and parents who want to engage in a discuss...
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iCivics and BrainPOP: Constitution Day Resources

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Constitution Day is September 17. Turn this historic day into a teachable moment by inviting students to explore how the Constitution came to be and identify what it means to them today.  To help y...
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What’s New at BrainPOP: August Recap

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It’s Back-to-School time and BrainPOP is ready for you and your students!  Here’s a recap of what’s new. BrainPOP Fannie Lou Hamer NEW Meet this the civil rights activist who spoke up—and sang ou...
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BrainPOP Awarded ISTE Seal of Alignment

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BrainPOP is now officially recognized for enhancing best practices of digital age teaching and learning by aligning with indicators across the seven ISTE Standards for Students at both the foundationa...

Scientific Modeling Lesson Plan: Lost at the Forever Mine

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-9, students play Lost at the Forever Mine, a game that introduces mathematical modeling that scientists and engineers practice to describe data and predict ...

Lost at the Forever Mine Game: SnapThought Prompts

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Do your students have individual accounts? If you have a school-wide BrainPOP subscription, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play the game Lost at the Forever Mine game!  Snap...

Strategies for BrainPOP Movie Engagement

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Discover strategies for getting the most out of BrainPOP movies, from adjusting speed of speech to using the closed caption feature, and more....

Space Flight Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

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Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the Space Flight Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie...