Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Ecosystem Exploration Lesson Plan: BeastBox

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This lesson plan–developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s K-12 Program–is adaptable for grades 3-8 and features BeastBox, a game that explores how animals use sound to interact with each other wi...

BeastBox Activity Guide

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Download this Activity Guide, developed by our partner The Cornell Lab K-12,  for engaging students with BeastBox while addressing key concepts such as animal communication, animal behavior, and ecosy...

Fingerprint Lesson Plan: Identify Your Fingerprint Patterns

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about fingerprints, and how their one-of-a-kind patterns help identify them. Then they’ll make their own fin...

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...

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...

Solar System Game Lesson Plan: Build and Learn

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In this solar system lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to define a celestial body and explain how objects orbit and rotate. Students then use online gamin...

Atomic Bonding Lesson Plan: Atom Touch

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Atom Touch, a simulation that invites learners to explore principles of thermodynamics and molecular dynamics. Specifically, they gain a ha...

Computational Modeling Lesson Plan: Marvelous Models

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Marvelous Models, a game that challenges them to create models from scratch. Through play, students gain insight into a system through the ...

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...

States of Matter Lesson Plan: Matter Sorter Game

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the states of matter. Students will determine whether an example of matter is a solid, liquid, gas, o...