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Metric Units

Converting metric units is as easy as sipping chocolate milk…unless you’re King Henry, that is! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby demonstrate how easy it is to convert centimeters to dekameters or kilograms to milligrams. Whether you’re dealing with length, mass, or volume, you’ll learn that each quantity is measured with one base unit. You’ll see how a range of new units can be created by adding prefixes to these units, and discover why the decimal point is key to converting between them. And you’ll find out exactly what King Henry, chocolate milk, and a nifty mnemonic have to do with it all!

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Testing for Corn Mold

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students are placed on food safety patrol.They must the use UV light in the online interactive to detect mold on corn, then test to see if it contains a toxin that could make people sick. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Metric vs. Customary Units Lesson Plan: Which Should You Use?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the differences between metric and customary units of measurement. Students will investigate the reasons why two systems exist and why a universal system could be both beneficial and problematic. They will also explain how to select an appropriate system of measurement when solving real world problems. 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 »

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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