Puberty

What is this crazy thing called puberty that everyone’s talking about? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby tell you all about the hormonal changes that occur to both boys and girls during puberty. You’ll learn why boys’ voices get deeper and their muscles become more developed, and why girls begin their menstrual cycles and begin to develop breasts and hips. You’ll also find out about the emotional changes that occur during puberty, and why you might start to feel awkward around the opposite sex. Don’t worry about puberty - it just means you’re growing up!

Organs and Body Systems Lesson Plan: The Guts and Bolts Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the primary functions of various body systems. Students will also explore the parts of each system and their respective roles through a collaborative role play and an online simulation during game play. In addition, students will construct a prototype of a body system using real-world objects. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Heredity and Genetics Lesson Plan: The Crazy Plant Shop Science Game

In this genetics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the genetic information that is contained in the chromosomes of each cell. Students will use an online interactive game to analyze changes in traits that can occur over several generations. Students will also determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype and provide evidence of how biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species on Earth today. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Reproductive System and Personal Health Lesson Plan: Urban Legends Debunked

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students identify urban legends surrounding the reproductive system, adolescence, and/or personal health. Students then use BrainPOP and other online resources to independently or collaboratively research the urban legends and prove each one as either true or false. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Lesson Plan: Create a PSA to Fight Obesity

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (along with print, web, and/or community resources) to explore one area of health, fitness, or nutrition. Students will learn about the contributing factors in the obesity epidemic and identify how lifestyle choices can contribute to or prevent weight and health problems. Students will then create a public service announcement (PSA) to teach others about the importance of making good choices and staying healthy. 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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