Guts and Bolts

July 5, 2012

Guts and Bolts?  It may sound gross, but it sure is fun!  Our newest BrainPOP developed game on GameUp leads students as they help Moby construct a cyborg Tim with a combination of organic tissue an...

Earth Awareness Lesson Plan: What’s Your Cause?

June 22, 2012

In this Earth Awareness lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students choose an area of environmental interest that is relevant to them and use BrainPOP resources to explore the topic in-de...

Guest Blogger Rachael Tarshes Share Best Tips for Introducing Games Based Learning in the Classroom

June 21, 2012

Categories: GameUP Gaming Science STEM
8th Grade Science teacher, guest blogger and  superstar BrainPOP Educator Rachael Tarshes had some creative strategies for introducing game based learning in her classroom this year! Read about her s...

Mitosis Lesson Plan: Control of the Cell Cycle Game

June 19, 2012

In this lesson plan adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an interactive science game) to learn about mitosis, the process of cell division....

You Make Me Sick! Science Game

June 18, 2012

Visit the Lesson Ideas page to find resources for You Make Me Sick!, a free online science game....

NASA Engineering and Media Production, JASONlive Hosts a Fieldtrip

June 11, 2012

With all the hoopla about virtual experiences, there is still nothing like a real life, in person, field trip.  On May 31st, students from BrainPOP Educator Elizabeth Gi...

Global Warming Lesson Plan: Polar Bears and their Arctic Habitat

June 8, 2012

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the adaptations that allow polar bears to survive in the Arctic. Students identify the Arct...

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

June 8, 2012

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 recycli...

Solar System Game Lesson Plan: Build and Learn

June 8, 2012

In this solar system 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 gamin...

“Julie of the Wolves” Lesson Plan: Tundra and Arctic Adaptations

June 8, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students explore the book Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. Students will use BrainPOP resources to identify characteristics of the ...