Mixin’ it Up With the Common Core! Guest Blogger Kara Wilkins Shares Creative Ways to Use the BrainPOP Mixer

October 10, 2012

Guest Blogger and BrainPOP Educator Kara Wilkins is chair of the Social Studies Department at Hudson Memorial School in Hudson, New Hampshire. My name is Kara Wilkins. I have been teaching at Huds...

New on GameUp: Lord of the Flies

October 4, 2012

GameUp is buzzing with its newest game, Lord of the Flies!  Developed by Nobelprize.org, this game guides students in exploring the symbolism and themes of William Golding’s novel.  The objective ...

Persuasive Arguments About Water Ecology Lesson Plan: Citizen Science Game

September 26, 2012

In this multi-day lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to practice crafting reasoned arguments and explore water ecology and the effect of humans on the en...

New Educators Button, New Educators Features!

September 5, 2012

You may have noticed, over the past few days, that the BrainPOP topic pages have a shiny new button called "lesson plans and teaching tools."  Click this button for a whole new entry point to BrainPO...

The Food Chain Game

August 21, 2012

Categories: GameUP Gaming Lesson Plan
Want to see the food chain process come alive for your students? Introduce them to The Food Chain Game on BrainPOP's GameUp! We're proud to offer this resource in conjunction with Sheppard Software...

Primary Internet Safety Lesson Plan: Identifying and Using Safe Web Sites

August 17, 2012

Categories: Lesson Plan
In this Internet Safety lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore ways they can work safely on the computer. Students describe safe activities they...

Design your own roller coaster!

August 14, 2012

Categories: GameUP Gaming Lesson Plan
BrainPOP and the JASON Project are proud to present Coaster Creator, a free online game in which students use their understanding of energy transfer to build a virtual roller coaster. The goal is to d...

Reflections and Refraction Lesson Plan: Prisoner of Echo Science Game

August 12, 2012

In this refraction lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will explore wave interactions (including interference, reflection, refraction, and diffraction) through this online scien...

Federal Funds and Economics Lesson Plan: The Fed Chairman Game

July 17, 2012

Categories: Lesson Plan
In this Economics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an economic simulation to explore the influence of the Fed on the United States' economy....

Art in Nature Lesson Plan: Impressionism and Landscape Painting

July 15, 2012

Categories: Art Lesson Plan
In this two-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students learn about Impressionism and view work by artists such as Monet and Pissarro. Through BrainPOP videos and interactive activiti...