Cell Structures

What’s in a cell? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby show you all the different parts of those tiny things called cells! You’ll see how each cell is like a little factory, carrying out different daily activities to make things run smoothly. Find out what forms the outer layer of a cell, and what that outer layer does. Discover the responsibilities of the nucleus, as well as of other cell parts, like the cytoplasm, lysosomes, vacuoles and ribosomes. Plus, you’ll learn how cells take in raw materials and send out products. Cells sure have some hard workers inside them!

Mitosis Lesson Plan: Control of the Cell Cycle Game

In this lesson plan adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an interactive game) to learn about mitosis, the process of cell division. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Animal Cells Lesson Plan: The Cell Command Game

In this animal cells lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the parts of an animal cell. Students will describe what happens to food and energy when it enters the cell and use an interactive game to explore cell structures virtually. 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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