Food Chains

Some say it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and we completely agree (well, kind of)! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about food chains, the complex webs that connect the eaters...and the eaten. See what happens when a single link is removed from a food chain! Marvel as our dogged duo taunts bears in the name of science! Gasp as you learn the difference between producers, consumers, and decomposers! Best of all, you’ll learn your place in the giant food web that is planet Earth. The BrainPOP Food Chain movie: good for cannibals, omnivores, and vegans alike!

Invasive Species Lesson Plan: The Invasion Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore the effects of invasive species. They will participate in a game simulation in which they must stop carp (a non-native species) from progressing through the waterways to Lake Michigan. (more...) This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Lesson Plan: The Quandary Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online game called Quandary to practice ethics, critical thinking and problem solving skills. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Food Chains Lesson Plan: Using Graphic Organizers

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to activate prior knowledge and make real-world connections about food chains and food webs. Students define key vocabulary associated with food chains and food webs. They also compare prior knowledge to gained knowledge after viewing the "Food Chain" movie and apply new information using a food chain and web. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Food Chains and Ecosystems Lesson Plan: The Food Fight Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the relationships between organisms within an ecosystem. Students then build a virtual food web to support a selected animal using online game play. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Food Chains and Food Webs Lesson Plan: Understanding Energy Flow

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP resources to construct a food chain and explain how energy flows through the chain. Students will explore how all living things depend directly or indirectly on green plants for food. They will then use pictures and arrows to create a food web that includes the sun, green plants, herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Animals Lesson Plan: Diversity of Life

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore various types of animals and their classification. Students then create a collaborative BrainPOP-based lesson to teach other students about the diversity of life through a selected animal or animal characteristic. 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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