Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Asexual Reproduction Lesson Plan: Charades

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students watch the BrainPOP movie Asexual Reproduction to investigate how some living things come from  a single organism, and inherit the genes of that ...

Projectile Investigation Lesson Plan: Projectile Motion

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In this middle school lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation called Projectile Motion to design and conduct their own experiment....

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...

Series and Parallel Circuits Lesson Plan: Circuit Construction Kit DC

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an interactive simulation called Circuit Construction Kit: DC to construct series and parallel circuits and qualitatively explore their cha...

Particle Accelerators Lesson Plan: When Particles Collide Movie

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources about particle accelerators, including what they are, what they do, and why scientists developed them.T...

DNA Lesson Plan: Produce a Newscast

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about DNA, focusing specifically on the modern uses of DNA. Students will produce a newscast a...

Computer Coding Lesson Plan: Creative Coding

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about topics related to computer coding. Then they’ll show what they know about the topic by completing one...

Eclipse Lesson Plan: Make a Pinhole Camera

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about what an eclipse is and what causes them.  Then they’ll make their own pinhole cameras (activity adapte...

National Parks Lesson Plan: Research a National Park

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, invites students to explore BrainPOP resources to learn about America’s National Parks, from the history of why they were established to how they provide s...

Create Your Own Bird Lesson Plan: Flap to the Future

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This lesson plan--developed by the BirdSleuth K-12 project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology--is adaptable for grades 3-12 and features Flap to the Future, a game designed for students to explore and ...