Aliens

Sure, you want to believe…but what’s the truth about aliens? Do they really exist? Can we contact them? Have they contacted us? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby fill you in on the real story. You’ll learn why searching for extraterrestrial intelligence is so difficult, and how the size of our galaxy and the distance between the Earth and other galaxies makes it an especially tough task. You’ll also find out what SETI is, and how scientists have been scanning the skies for decades, hoping to pick up a signal from an alien intelligence. Tim and Moby explain what alien life forms might be like, and why reports of UFO sightings and alien abductions don’t prove the existence of intelligent life. Boldly go where no student has gone before, and click on this movie to learn more!

The Odds of Alien Life Lesson Plan: Drake Equation Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the odds of alien life beyond our solar system. Students will explain the principles of The Drake Equation and use information from the online interactive Drake Equation game to form a hypothesis about life in other galaxies. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Solar System Lesson Plan: Create a Glog

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP and other resources to research a topic related to the solar system. Students then work collaboratively to create a glog that conveys key points about their solar system topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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