Plant Growth and Reproduction Lesson Plan: Reach for the Sun Game

February 12, 2014

In this plant growth lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use an online game called Reach for the Sun to learn about how plants grow, survive, pollinate, and reproduce....

Citizen Science Game: Additional My BrainPOP Features

January 31, 2014

Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during Citizen Science game play with the SnapThought tool! MyBrainPOP is available t...

Solar System, Seasons and Tides Lesson Plan: Planet Mechanic Game

January 21, 2014

In this solar system lesson, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore the seasons, tides, equinoxes, eclipses, and other aspects of the...

Projectile Motion Lesson Plan: The Project T.R.I.G. Game

January 15, 2014

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore the mathematics of projectile motion using a free online game. Students will apply their knowledge of math and physics (includi...

Learning Game, Construct-a-sauraus: Teaches About Dinosaurs

December 27, 2013

GameUp and GameUp Jr. feature a brand new learning game Construct-a-saurus  taps into children's natural curiosity about dinosaurs.  This learning game is the perfect way for students to explore d...

Computer Programming Basics Lesson Plan: Tynker Games

December 4, 2013

In this computer programming basics lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including online coding games) to learn about programming....

CSI Flight Adventures: Flight School Assessment Tips

October 7, 2013

After playing the CSI Flight Adventures game, allow students to print out a record of their flight school exercises and how they did on the flight missions. Have students talk about their results with...

Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded for Discoveries in Cell Transportation!

October 7, 2013

This morning, professors James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas C. Suedhof became the latest recipients of Nobel Prize in Medicine!  They received the award for their work detailing how a cell...

Reach for the Sun Teaching Strategies

September 4, 2013

Use these teaching strategies to enhance your students' experience of the Reach for the Sun game: How realistic is the game's representation of being a plant? Encourage students to explore this questi...

Construct-A-Saurus Dinosaur Game Essential Questions

September 4, 2013

What adaptations allowed your dinosaur to survive longer? What adaptations made it harder for your dinosaur to survive? How likely is it for certain types of dinosaurs to win a battle? Why? W...