Global Warming

It seems like everywhere you turn people are talking about global warming. So what the heck is it? Lucky for you, there’s a whole BrainPOP movie on this very subject! In it, Tim and Moby will walk you through the science behind this hot topic. You’ll find out where the term “greenhouse gas” comes from; how certain gases affect the atmosphere; and why warm winters aren’t as pleasant as they sound. You’ll see how just a few degrees change in the temperature can have a huge impact on the environment and why scientists think that humans are probably making things a whole lot worse. Finally, you’ll get some tips on how you can do your part to fight global warming. Get educated — it’s not too late!
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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 »

Reducing Waste Lesson Plan: Changing Daily Habits

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the importance of reducing waste and taking care of the environment. Students will practice ways to reduce waste in the classroom and at home, then create and reflect on daily habits that demonstrate increased environmental awareness. See more »

Environmental Problems and Solutions Lesson Plan: A Webquest

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6, 7, and 8, students use BrainPOP resources, a WebQuest, and a graphic organizer to investigate different environmental problems. Students will also share and discuss other environmental problems and solutions associated with the problems they have just researched. Afterward, students will work with a group to choose a final project on a tic-tac-toe board and create an informative product to share with the rest of the class. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Earth Cycles and Global Ecosystems Lesson Plan: Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen Cycle, and Water Cycle

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 9-12, students use BrainPOP resources to identify the steps of the carbon, nitrogen, and water earth cycles. Students will also explore the significance of each cycle within global ecosystems and explain how human environmental impacts are affecting these three global cycles. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Natural Disasters Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify and explore various types of natural disasters. Students will explain whether natural disasters are weather-related or geology-related. Next, they’ll research a self-selected or teacher-selected natural disaster using BrainPOP resources, and complete a graphic organizer explaining the cause/effect relationships behind the selected disaster. 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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