Hybrid Cars

You’ve seen them in the news and on the roads. So what exactly are hybrid cars, anyway? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby take you under the hood to see how hybrid cars work. Learn how a hybrid combines the engine of a gasoline-powered car with the motor of an electric car in one high-tech package. If you’re looking for a car that doesn’t cost a lot to fill up at the gas pump, and that doesn’t need to spend hours plugged into an electrical outlet, then a hybrid car is probably what you need! You’ll discover how unique features like regenerative braking help increase fuel efficiency and make low mileage a thing of the past. And you’ll explore how these same features make hybrid cars so friendly to the environment. You won’t even have to get your hands dirty!

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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