Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuel — that’s what dinosaurs used to power their cars, right? Wrong! So, what are fossil fuels? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to fossil fuel energy sources — like natural gas, coal, and oil. You’ll learn how fossil fuels form and what we use these important resources for. Find out about how plants and animals from millions of years ago helped create today's fossil fuels today. We’ll also explain the down sides to using fossil fuels. Oh, those fancy fossil fuels do so much!

Global Warming Lesson Plan: Polar Bears and their Arctic Habitat

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the adaptations that allow polar bears to survive in the Arctic. Students identify the Arctic region on a map, describe the Arctic's climate type, and explain how and why its climate has changed over the past 100 years. Students also explain and give examples of global warming. In addition, students describe how global warming has changed the Arctic habitat of the polar bear and how it has affected the polar bear's ability to survive. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Alternative Energy Sources Lesson Plan: Fossil Fuels’ Impact on the Environment

In this lesson plan for grades 6 through 12, students will use BrainPOP resources to learn how alternative sources of energy can be created and utilized. They’ll explore the impact of fossil fuels and alternative energy on our society and environment, and create an informational brochure to share important information about alternative energy. 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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