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Supply and Demand

Supply and Demand

How much is that new video game really worth to you? Find out in this BrainPOP movie, as Tim and Moby introduce you to the fundamental economic theory of supply and demand! Discover how the laws of supply and demand control what we pay for goods and services, and learn how the availability of a product can affect how much people want to buy it. You’ll find out the factors that cause companies to produce more consumer goods, as well as the factors that dissuade consumers from buying them. Using a supply and demand graph, Tim will also explain how suppliers deal with surpluses and shortages, and what happens when demand for a product shifts. Finally, you’ll learn why economists get so worked up about the equilibrium point! Feel like buying something?

## Invasive Species Lesson Plan: The Invasion Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore the effects of invasive species. They will participate in a game simulation in which they must stop carp (a non-native species) from progressing through the waterways to Lake Michigan. (more...)

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Heckscher-Ohlin Theory Economic Lesson Plan: The Trade Ruler Game

In this economics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore how a country can gain from trade according to the Heckscher-Ohlin theory. See more »

## Probability and Data Analysis Lesson Plan: What Are the Chances?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students review probability and data analysis skills learned throughout a unit of study. Students then create a paper-based or digital activity that challenges classmates to apply data analysis, graphing, and/or probability skills to fictitious or real-world situations. 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 »