By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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...

Zika Virus Lesson Plan: Create Fact Sheets

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Zika Virus and explore the other features in this topic to learn about the Zika virus: what it is, where it started, s...

Paths to Citizenship Lesson Plan: Immigration Nation Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features a game called Immigration Nation. This game challenges students to use information they’re provided to determine whether newcomers to America are e...

Forces Lesson Plan: Air Resistance Egg Drop Parachute Experiment

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Forces to learn about what force is and how forces, such as gravity, friction, and air resistance, affect movement. Th...

Wildfires Lesson Plan: Identifying Cause and Effect

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Wildfires to discover what causes wildfires and both their negative and positive effects. Next, they will apply their ...

Physics for Kids Lesson Plan: Go Vector Go Game

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In this physics for kids lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use an online game to explore advanced physics concepts such as force magnitude, force direction, friction, mass, grav...

Motion and Mass Lesson Plan: SpaceForce Game

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In this motions and mass lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 1-4, students use a free online science game to explore the principles of physics, mass, force, and motion....

Computer Coding Lesson Plan: Blockly Maze Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming...

Logo Programming Game Lesson Plan: Turtle Academy

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In this logo programming game lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including the Turtle Academy online programming game) to explore the popular computer pro...

Creative Programming Lesson Plan: 15 Blocks Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to learn about creative programming. Through the game Tynker: 15 Blocks Challenge, st...