Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.

Skeletal System Lesson Plan: Build-a-Body Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students use the drag-and-drop game Build-a-Body: Skeletal System to assemble a skeletal system from the major bones of the human body and discover how t...

Alan Turing Lesson Plan: Crack a Secret Code

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Alan Turing, an English mathematician who during World War II led a team in designing a computer that...

Touch Screens Lesson Plan: Make a Diagram

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Touch Screens to discover how the capacitive touch screens in our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more work.  Then ...

Applying the Law Lesson Plan: Your Bill of Rights Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students play a game called Your Bill of Rights, in which they run a law firm specializing in cases pertaining to the Bill of Rights. They challenge is ...

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of govern...

Be an Informed Voter: Cast Your Vote Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Cast Your Vote, a game in which they experience the different ways to evaluate candidates running for office, such as political debates, re...

Cell Division Process Lesson Plan: Control of the Cell Cycle Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, challenges students to use what they know about cell division to play a game in which they control cell division from inside a cell’s nucleus. They must mak...

Fighting Off Infection Lesson Plan: Immune System Defender Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, challenges students to use what they know and explore the immune system by playing a game in which they keep an infection from invading a body. The first m...

Wangari Maathai Lesson Plan: Write and Deliver a Persuasive Speech

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about Wangari Maathai, a global leader for women’s rights and conservation. Using what they learn about the...

Classical Conditioning Lesson Plan: Pavlov’s Dog Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, challenges students to use what they learn about classical conditioning to play a game in which they train a dog to drool on command. Students experiment un...