Nanotechnology

Can you imagine a computer smaller than a grain of sand? How about a tiny robot that can rove through the body and destroy cancer cells? In this BrainPOP movie Tim and Moby will teach you about nanotechnology, the scientific arena that hopes to make these things a reality! First, you’ll discover what nanotechnology is and learn about some of the events that jump-started its development. Next, you’ll find out some of the ways in which scientists hope to use nanotechnology to make our world better and cleaner--as well as how nanotech has progressed so far! Plus, you’ll find out about one important down-side to nanotechnology. As the world gets smaller and smaller, you’ll want to keep up with the latest developments, so check out this movie to find out more!

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Using the Microscope

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students practice using a microscope in a virtual lab. Students use BrainPOP resources to learn how microscopes work, and then use a free online interactive to practice choosing the correct microscope lens, adjust lighting and magnification, and prepare a slide for viewing on a compound optical microscope in order to analyze yogurt samples and test for Salmonella and E. coli. 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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