Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

Computational Thinking Lesson Plan: Pixel Picture Algorithms

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about Computational Thinking. Then they use computational thinking to design an algorithm. ...

Exploring How Light Behaves at Boundaries Lesson Plan: Bending Light

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an interactive simulation called Bending Light to explore the bending of light between two media with different indices of refraction. Stud...

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...

Scientific Method Lesson Plan: Play a Game and Make a Movie

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the steps of the scientific process and discover that the steps are applicable to any kind of experime...

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Using the Microscope

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students practice using a microscope in a virtual lab. Students use BrainPOP resources to learn how microscopes work, and then use a free online...

How Far Can it Fly? Lesson Plan: Hot Air Balloon

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Hot Air Balloon, a simulation game that challenges students to use their knowledge of buoyancy and gravity to keep a hot air balloon flying...

Magnetism Lesson Plan: Magnet Hunt!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Magnet Hunt, a game that invites students to use their knowledge of magnets and magnetic fields as well as a toolbox filled with compasses,...

Programming Lesson Plan: Run Marco! Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming....

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Understanding Water Activity

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In this Virtual Labs lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 4-12, students are introduced to water activity levels in food....