Sketch Racer Programming Game

Sketch Racer Computer Programming Game Tips and Tricks

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In the Sketch Racer programming game, students must connect the visual code blocks in the right order. For example, if they need to move 2 spaces, they may need to connect two ‘Run’ blocks one aft...

Creative Programming Lesson Plan: 15 Blocks Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to learn about creative programming. Through the game Tynker: 15 Blocks Challenge, st...

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

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In this computer programming basics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about programming....

3D Printing Lesson Plan: Make Your Own Moby

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore 3D printing. Students will learn what 3D printers can and cannot do and sketch a useful object that t...

Programming Lesson Plan: Program Your Partner

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In this hands-on, movement-based lesson, students will use BrainPOP resources as they are introduced to the concept of coding and programming. They will create short programs and sequences and then fo...

Newton’s Laws of Motion Lesson Plan: Impulse Game

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In this Impulse game lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore Newton's first and second laws of motion and his law of...
Disposable Lab Equipment

Virtual Labs: Disposable Lab Equipment Science Game

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Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for the Virtual Labs: Disposable Lab Equipment, a free online science game....
corn mold

Virtual Labs: Testing for Corn Mold Science Game

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Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for Virtual Lab: Testing for Corn Mold, a free online science game....
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Pause Points Graphic Organizer

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One of the most popular strategies for using BrainPOP in the classroom is through adding pause points, briefly pausing the movie to clarify  student understanding. Turn this classic strategy into an...
Ethical Decision Making

Developing Ethical Decision-Making Through Play

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Can a game teach children to navigate ethical minefields? Scot Osterweil (of MIT Education Arcade) and Peter Stidwill (Learning Games Network) designed Quandary to do just that. They’ll demo this m...