Educator Resources for Sortify: Musical Instruments

Sortify is an original BrainPOP game in which students categorize and sort information from BrainPOP movies into bins representing key concepts. With the Musical Instruments data set, students can practice sorting instrument tiles into bin categories such as brass, string, valved, and rhythm. Students earn more points when sorting tiles into bins labeled with more complex concepts, such as the instrument's continent of origin. Students may also earn bonus points for accurately sorting all tiles into only four bins. Scores for Sortify will vary based on the combination and difficulty of the selected bins. Accruing the highest possible score indicates that a student has understood the topic enough to strategically group and categorize key concepts and ideas.

Sortify Game Lesson Ideas: An Adaptable Overview

This page provides lesson ideas for BrainPOP's Sortify game. The ideas are adaptable for any subject area and any grade level (K-12.) Learn how the Sortify game can be used as a playful assessment tool or practice activity that requires students to categorize topic-specific tiles into the bins where they belong. See more »

Percussion Instruments Lesson Plan: Playing with Words

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-5, students will use BrainPOP resources to become familiar with percussion instruments. They will also practice playing the instruments on a given cue. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Woodwind Instrument Lesson Plan: Make Your Own Instrument

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify characteristics of woodwind instruments. Students then create and play their own original woodwind instrument. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Experimenting with Percussion Lesson Plan: Creating and Playing Percussion Instruments

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and explore characteristics of percussion instruments. Students then create and play their own percussion instrument. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Musical Genres and Instruments Lesson Plan: Learning and Making Music

In this musical genres lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected musical topic. Students will share their research about a musical genre, instrument, musician, or aspect of learning music with the class using web 2.0 tools or other presentation methods. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Musical Instruments Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about musical instruments. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Musical Instruments topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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