Copyright

Welcome to the exciting world of copyright! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you the basics of U.S. copyright law. First, you’ll find out what a copyright is, and learn which types of work it protects. You’ll also see some examples of the rights extended to the author of a creative work like a book, song, or piece of art. In addition, you’ll discover what happens to a copyright once it expires. Tim will also teach you a bit about fair use, which allows people to use copyrighted works without permission. It’s a tricky but really important subject, so log in and check it out!
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Research Project Lesson Plan: Citing Sources

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about citing sources and how to define plagiarism, copyright, and fair use. Students will explain how to paraphrase and quote sources and why these skills are needed. They will also distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate ways to cite sources. Finally, students will apply their knowledge about these topics to a content-specific research project that utilizes a bibliography, endnotes, and/or footnotes. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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 »

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