In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore bacteria, pasteurization, and food safety in a virtual lab. Students learn how bacteria can be helpful and harmful to the human body, and then use a free online interactive to prepare virtual samples of yogurt and test for Salmonella and E. coli bacteria.Read more »
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-11, students explore how body systems work together and help humans survive when in stressful situations. Students will play a set of mini-games in which they send adrenaline to help a character run faster through the woods to escape to safety.Read more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore symbiosis and how living things need one another to survive. Students will then create a sustainable ecosystem through virtual game play by correctly layering the different communities in a Winogradsky Column.Read more »
In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grade 6 through 12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify and explore the steps in the scientific method. Students then practice following the steps in the scientific method during interactive, online game play. Through both game play and experimentation, students will also explore how the scientific method can be useful to test hypotheses and solve real-world problems.
This lesson can be done in two days. Steps 1-6 of the Lesson Procedure are to be done on the first day. Steps 7-10 are to be done on the second day.Read more »