Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

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...

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...

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,...

George Washington Carver Lesson Plan: Identifying Problem and Solution

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the world-famous botanist George Washington Carver and how his ideas and inventions solved a range of...

Earth Awareness Lesson Plan: What’s Your Cause?

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In this Earth Awareness lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students choose an area of environmental interest that is relevant to them and use BrainPOP resources to explore the topic in-de...

Civil War Lesson Plan: Exploring the Real Issues

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the major issues associated with the Civil War (e.g. slavery, states’ rights, South seceded from the ...

Cold Weather Adaptations Lesson Plan: Hibernation

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore hibernation and animals' cold weather adaptations. Students will also explain the process of hibernat...

Environmental Solutions Lesson Plan: A Webquest

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In this environmental solutions lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources, a WebQuest, and a graphic organizer to investigate different environmental prob...

Bill of Rights Lesson Plan: Debate the Amendments!

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In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to gain familiarity with the U.S. Bill of Rights. Students will determine how the Bill of Rights is relevant to...