Cells

Bet you didn’t know you had building blocks! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to your body’s most basic parts: cells. You’ll learn what cells are, exactly how tiny they are, and how and where they live. Find out the parts and structures of a typical cell, like the cell membrane, nucleus, and mitochondria. Discover the different functions cells can carry out and the different ways they can look. You’ll also see how cells can divide and multiply to help you grow. Cells certainly are hard little workers!

Organs and Body Systems Lesson Plan: The Guts and Bolts Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the primary functions of various body systems. Students will also explore the parts of each system and their respective roles through a collaborative role play and an online simulation during game play. In addition, students will construct a prototype of a body system using real-world objects. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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 »

Antigens and Antibodies Lesson Plan: Blood Typing Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 9-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to differentiate between blood group and blood type. Students will explore how antigens and antibodies affect blood typing, identify the number of blood types that exist and their differences, and investigate the reaction of two incompatible blood cells in a transfusion. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Pathogens and Antibodies Lesson Plan: Immune System Defender Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the function of the human immune system. Students will also use human and virtual simulations to replicate the role of pathogens and antibodies. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Cell Structures Lesson Plan: Comparing Plant and Animal Cells

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the structures found in a cell. Students also demonstrate knowledge of the structures and functions of the organelles in a cell, and the differences between plant and animal cells. 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 »

Scientific Method Lesson Plan: The Microbes Game

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. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Types and Purposes of American Courts Lesson Plan: The Court Quest Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the different types of courts in the American justice system and explore their purposes. Students will attempt to try a virtual case using a simulated court system game and research a case that interests them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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