Digital Animation

Ever wonder how a BrainPOP movie makes its way from your questions to your computer screen? Discover the process as Tim and Moby introduce you to the basics of digital animation! In the movie, you’ll learn about two popular types of computer animation--one that you might find in the movies and another that’s used to create Web sites, including the one you’re looking at right now! You’ll find out about the different steps our writers, editors, and animators take to bring BrainPOP movies to life, and how the whole thing gets put onto the Web where you can watch it. Pull up a chair and enjoy the show!

Active Imagination Lesson Plan: Everyone’s Creative

Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Computer Coding Lesson Plan: Blockly Maze Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Logo Lesson Plan: Turtle Academy Programming Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore the popular computer programming language Logo. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Creative Programming Lesson Plan: 15 Blocks Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to learn about programming. Through the game Tynker: 15 Blocks Challenge, students will create a simple computer app using no more than 15 blocks. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about computer programming. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Programming Lesson Plan: Program Your Partner

In this hands-on, movement-based lesson, students will use BrainPOP resources as they are introduced to the concept of coding and programming. They will create short programs and sequences and then follow the programs from their individual partners. 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 »

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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