Master Mines Science Game: Preparing for Play

January 24, 2013

Ensure that students have some background knowledge about minerals and rocks before beginning this lesson. Master Mines science game allows students to virtually explore a diversity of mines around th...

Track Game Progress with Graphs

January 1, 2013

If you’re using educational games over a period of time, ask your students to track game progress with graphs. Whenever a game is played, direct students to record their scores and a variable that s...

Lesson Ideas for Using BrainPOP to Teach About Holidays

December 5, 2012

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer lots of seasonal movie topic pages. Here are some ideas for using Brainpop to teach about holidays:...

BrainPOP Resource Pack

August 17, 2012

Categories: Teacher Resources
This versatile resource pack helps you make organizers, KWL Charts, and Lesson Plans. Your class can even make comics with BrainPOP characters!...

Pavlov’s Dog Learning Game

June 20, 2012

Categories: GameUP
Visit the Lesson Ideas page to find resources for Pavlov's Dog, a free online science game....

Teaching with Games – GLPC Case Study: Joel

June 20, 2012

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center released new research from the Games and Learning Publishing Council initiative about teaching with games. They conducted a series of case studies and a national survey, Te...

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...

Create Your Own Folk Music Lesson Plan: 1960s Cultural Climate

June 7, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the cultural climate of the 1960's in the United States. Students will learn about major musicians a...

Constellations and Elapsed Time Lesson Plan: Chronopticon Game

June 7, 2012

Categories: GameUP
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to calculate elapsed time in meaningful contexts and use models to understand that the rotation of the Earth ca...

Bill of Rights Lesson Plan: Debate the Amendments!

June 6, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to gain familiarity with the U.S. Bill of Rights. Students will determine how the Bill of Rights is relevant to...