Dams

How can we hold up water? Use a dam! In this BrainPOP movie on dams, Tim and Moby teach you why these massive devices are so useful. Starting in ancient Egypt and Iraq, Tim and Moby explain how dams have irrigated dry farmland, and how they can be used to generate electricity and control flooding. You’ll learn the meaning of terms like reservoir, aqueduct, hydroelectricity, turbine, and fish ladder. And you’ll also how dams are built, and how they can be harmful to the environment. Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered what dams have to do with the water we drink, watch this movie to find out!
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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 »

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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