Waste Management

Where does all your trash go? In this BrainPOP movie on waste management, Tim and Moby tell you all about what happens after you take the trash out. You’ll discover how waste is treated to make it smaller, lighter, and easier to handle; how incineration can reduce waste volume by up to 90 percent; and how composting can create fertilizer for the soil. Plus, you’ll learn about what landfills are and why some of them are good for the environment, why recycling is important, and what waste-to-energy plants do. So don’t just throw away your chance to learn something — watch this movie!

Let’s Recycle! Lesson Plan: Pollution and the Importance of Recycling

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore recycling, pollution and their effects on the earth. They will also explain the importance of recycling on a daily basis, and create and maintain a recycling bin for daily recycling. 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 »

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