Bridges

Looking for an abridged tale on how bridges work? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you all about them! You’ll see how they’re put together, the distances they can span, and the physical principles behind them. You’ll find out the differences between the three main types of bridges--beam bridges, arch bridges, and suspension bridges. Tim will show you how engineers add special supports called trusses to make bridges stronger. Plus, you’ll also learn how the forces of gravity, tension, and compression act on all bridges. Ready to build a bridge to a smarter you?

Energy Technology and Science Industries Lesson Plan: STEM Careers of the Future

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students will analyze a slideshow of the 10 best careers of the future. Students will use BrainPOP and other internet resources to research one of these careers, or design their own career based upon the most pressing 21st century needs identified in the slideshow. Each student will create an individual slide and description based on his or her selected career to create a collaborative slideshow about STEM careers of the future. 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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