Television

“What’s on TV?” is a pretty common question. But did you ever stop to ask, “What’s in the TV?” In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby go behind the screen to show you how your television works. First you’ll discover the basics of how old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions brought TV stars to life. Next, you’ll explore the innovative technologies used to create modern liquid crystal and plasma displays. You’d better believe that television has gone flat--but this is definitely a good thing!

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 »

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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