Satellites

Satellites are a key component of today’s digital age, transmitting everything from up-to-the minute news to never-before-seen images from deep space. But how do they work? In this BrainPOP movie on satellites, Tim and Moby provide you with the basics of satellite technology! You’ll learn all about the main components of most satellites, including the on-board computer, solar cells, batteries, radio equipment, and altitude control system. You’ll also see how satellites are launched into space, how they transmit information to special receiving stations on the ground, and much more!

Thomas Edison Lesson Plan: How Inventions Build Upon Each Other

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify important accomplishments in the life of Thomas Edison. Students will also research later inventions that utilized Edison's scientific findings and/or improved on his inventions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Solar System Game Lesson Plan: Build and Learn

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to define a celestial body and explain how objects orbit and rotate. Students then use online gaming tools to create a replica of our solar system. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Force, Gravity, Revolution, and Rotation Lesson Plan: Fly to Mars Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the effects of force, gravity, revolution and rotation. Students will identify the environmental and circumstantial considerations of NASA scientists prior to launching spacecraft, and use a game-based simulation to determine when and how to launch a spacecraft into Mars. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Solar System Lesson Plan: Create a Glog

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP and other resources to research a topic related to the solar system. Students then work collaboratively to create a glog that conveys key points about their solar system topic. 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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