Current Electricity

You plug in to play video games. You plug in to watch TV. But where exactly does electricity come from? Where is it made? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about current electricity. You’ll learn about the different sources of mechanical energy, and the difference between alternating and direct current. You'll discover how power plants use coils and turbines to make high voltage currents and how electricity gets to your house safely so you can plug in and use it. Plus, you’ll see why it’s so important to conserve electricity! So, tune in – this movie is electric!

Electricity Lesson Plan: Exploring Currents, Circuits, and Electromagnetism

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 4-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore various aspects of electricity. Students will identify pertinent questions related to electrical currents, circuits, and electromagnetism and present the answers in a creative display of their choosing. 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 »

Research Skills Lesson Plan: Be a BrainPOP Expert

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to conduct independent and/or collaborative research on a selected topic. The focus of this lesson is to support students in identifying their interests and following their passions in an educated manner. Students will share their research findings with the class using web 2.0 tools or other presentation methods. 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 »

STEM Skills Lesson Plan: STEM to the Rescue!

In this lesson plan that is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP and other online resources to research a science, engineering, or technology topic, and create a digital public service announcement to raise awareness of the topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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