Imagination

Ever wonder what imagining is all about? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about imagination and how it helps people come up with cool ideas! You’ll find out the difference between active and passive imagination, as well as how imagination differs from perception. You’ll also learn how imagination helps artists, inventors and scientists flex their creative muscles, and how experts think imagination helped humanity evolved. Plus, you’ll get a peek inside of Tim and Moby’s imaginations. Imagine that!

Active Imagination Lesson Plan: Everyone’s Creative

Students learn how they can use their active imagination to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the world around them. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Personification in Writing with the Citizen Science Game

In this lesson plan which can be adapted for students in grades 5-12, students use a free online science and English Language Arts (ELA) game to explore personification in writing.  See more »

Poetic Imagery Lesson Plan: Writing a Poem About the Five Senses

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources and devices of poetic imagery to learn how to use appropriate forms, conventions, and styles to communicate information to different audiences for different purposes. Students will explore the importance of providing sufficient details and appropriate depth of elaboration for clear understanding. They will then use poetic devices (such as imagery, rhyme, simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, and onomatopoeia) to create a poem about the five senses. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Vincent Van Gogh Lesson Plan: Original Self-Portraits

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore Vincent Van Gogh's portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings. Students will analyze Van Gogh's artistic techniques and how they changed over time. They will then create an original self-portrait using a process similar to the one Van Gogh often used. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Exploring Similes Lesson Plan: Enhancing Writing with Similes

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and generate similes in a variety of contexts. Students will also explain the purpose of similes and their uses to enhance writing. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Famous Artists and Musicians Lesson Plan: Who Inspires YOU?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the life and works of a self-selected musician or artist. Students will research their chosen musician or artist and then create an original composition inspired by the person they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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