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.

DNA Lesson Plan: Produce a Newscast

Posted by jglassman on

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

Posted by jglassman on

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

Posted by jglassman on

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

Posted by jglassman on

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

Posted by jglassman on

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 ...

Bird Flight Lesson Plan: Flap to the Future

Posted by jglassman on

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 ...

What Makes a Dinosaur a Bird Lesson Plan: Flap to the Future

Posted by jglassman on

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 ...

Reptile Lesson Plan: Guess the Reptile Game

Posted by jglassman on

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about reptiles generally and the four categories they fall into -- lizards, snakes, turtles/tortoises, and ...

Word Problem Lesson Plan: Riddle Books Game

Posted by jglassman on

This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, features Riddle Books, a math game that challenges students to solve algebra word problems by constructing visual models, and deriving equations from those ...

Copernicus Lesson Plan: Analyze a Primary Source

Posted by jglassman on

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus and his theories about Earth. They’ll discover h...