Teaching Strategies for Interactive Simulations

January 1, 2013
Interactive simulations are powerfully engaging teaching tools that allow for specific skill reinforcement opportunities. Here are some sugg...

Desalination Game Lesson Plan

October 4, 2014
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-12, students work collaboratively to explore a challenging puzzle game which simulates a...

Water Cycle Lesson Plan: Earth’s Systems

February 8, 2022
*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Water Cycle Lesson Plan. This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Water Cycle, and su...

Desalination Game

April 12, 2016
In the Desalination Game, players turn funky salt water into safe, drinkable water, build a workable plant, and make the world a less thirst...

Demo Observations

May 31, 2012
This Demo Observations graphic organizer is a useful tool to guide students in thinking deeply and to record their scientific observations. ...

Humidity Lesson Plan: Earth’s Systems

June 10, 2022
*Click to open and customize your own copy of the Humidity Lesson Plan.  This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Humidity, and support...

The Environmental Cost of Oil Lesson Plan: How Oil Production Can Impact Oceans

June 18, 2012
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to learn the environmental cost ...

Water Cycle Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

February 6, 2020
Before the Movie:   Where do you think rain comes from and where does it go after it hits the ground? (Make predictions) What wo...

Water Pollution Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

August 29, 2019
Before the Movie What have you seen or read about water pollution? What do you think might cause water pollution?   During the ...

Freshwater Habitats Background Information for Teachers, Parents and Caregivers

July 2, 2018
This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about freshwater habitats. It is designed to compl...