Electricity

Zap! Why can you get a shock when you touch a doorknob or take off a sweater? It’s static electricity! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to different types of electricity. You’ll find out how the different kinds, ranging from lightning to electrical currents, are alike and different. Discover the three parts of an electrical circuit and how magnetic fields are created. Plus, find out about how a light bulb receives energy to light up and about the important role magnets play in creating electricity. It’s all so shocking!

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 »

Earth Awareness Lesson Plan: What’s Your Cause?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students choose an area of earth awareness that is of interest to them and use BrainPOP resources to explore the topic in-depth. Students will use internet resources to conduct their research and use PowerPoint to communicate what they learned. 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 »

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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