DNA

Did you know that your body has a blueprint? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to that popular word, DNA (a.k.a. deoxyribonucleic acid), and they’ll teach you about why it’s so important. Find out exactly what DNA is, what it’s made from, and where it is found in your body. You’ll also learn how everyone’s DNA is different and what kind of information is contained in just one strand of DNA! Plus, discover the uses of DNA, including the roles it has in cloning, genetically modifying food, and in the Human Genome Project. You wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for DNA so come on and learn about it!
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Heredity and Genetics Lesson Plan: The Crazy Plant Shop Science Game

In this genetics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the genetic information that is contained in the chromosomes of each cell. Students will use an online interactive game to analyze changes in traits that can occur over several generations. Students will also determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype and provide evidence of how biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species on Earth today. 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 »

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Lesson Plan: Create a PSA to Fight Obesity

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (along with print, web, and/or community resources) to explore one area of health, fitness, or nutrition. Students will learn about the contributing factors in the obesity epidemic and identify how lifestyle choices can contribute to or prevent weight and health problems. Students will then create a public service announcement (PSA) to teach others about the importance of making good choices and staying healthy. 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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